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Schlickmann, Fairfield, An Obvious Fit

Schlickmann, Fairfield, An Obvious Fit

Paul Schlickmann's office isn't adorned with any personal touches just yet.

He doesn't need it right now in his new role as the athletic director at Fairfield University. He hasn't had time.

And besides, the school itself couldn't be more personal to him.

"The very first college basketball game I ever went to was a Fairfield-Holy Cross game. We lived in Massachusetts," Schlickmann said less than a month after coming over from Central Connecticut State where he had been the athletic director for seven years. "It was on my radar screen as a young boy."

Schlickmann's father, also named Paul and a former Marine, went to Fairfield and is a 1962...