Welcome from the Athletic Director

Dear UMass Student-Athlete,

As another school year begins, I would like to welcome you to campus.  We are all excited about the coming seasons and our potential for success on the playing field and in the classroom.  I hope all of you take full advantage of the opportunities that will be presented to you this year and wish you great success.

With the privilege that has been extended to you to participate in Varsity Intercollegiate Athletics, comes certain responsibilities and requirements.  On this website, we have provided information about many of these issues.  I encourage you to read through this material carefully and contact your coach or an athletic administrator if you have any questions.  Please remember that as a UMass student-athlete, you represent your team, the athletic department and the University at all times.  I am confident that you will assume that responsibility appropriately.  If you ever have any questions or concerns about anything associated with your experience here at UMass or in your personal life, please do not hesitate to ask for advice.  We are here to make your experience as positive and productive as we possibly can.

Again, welcome.  Have a great year and GO UMASS!

Sincerely,

John McCutcheon
Director of Athletics
University of Massachusetts