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Athletics/Campus Recreation and Sport Clubs

Mullins Center/Boyden Building

Director of Athletics John F. McCutcheon


The Department of Athletics is responsible for the conduct and administration of all varsity intercollegiate sports and intramural programs.

The department offers 11 varsity sports for men and 12 varsity sports for women. It also offers two sports for the two-year Stockbridge School of Agriculture.

Athletic scholarships are available. Contact the Head Coach for details. An athletic scholarship may include tuition, room, board, required texts, and fees.

All university students are encouraged to try out for varsity teams.

Conference Affiliations
The university holds membership in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Atlantic 10 Conference, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA Football), Hockey East, and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). All sports are Division I NCAA.

Head Coaches
(All Area Code 413)

Baseball, Mike Stone, 545-3120

Basketball (Men), Derek Kellogg, 545-2613

Basketball (Women), Marnie Dacko, 545-2726

Crew (Women), Jim Dietz, 545-9441

Cross Country (Men), Ken O’Brien, 545-0097

Cross Country (Women), Julie LaFreniere, 545-2759

Field Hockey, Justine Sowry, 545-1942

Football, Don Brown, 545-2026

Ice Hockey (Men), Don Cahoon, 545-5175

Indoor Track (Men) Ken O’Brien, 545-0097

Indoor Track (Women) Julie LaFreniere, 545-2759

Lacrosse (Men), Greg Cannella, 545-3782

Lacrosse (Women) Alexis Venechanos, 545-3157

Ski (Men and Women), Skip Fox, 577-0540

Soccer (Men), Sam Koch, 545-4341

Soccer (Women), James Rudy, 545-4343

Softball, Elaine Sortino, 545-0038

Swimming (Men), Russ Yarworth, 545-0093

Swimming (Women), Bob Newcomb, 545-4342

Tennis (Women) Judy Dixon, 545-1593

Track (Men), Ken O’Brien, 545-0097

Track (Women), Julie LaFreniere, 545-2759

Please address correspondence to the individual head coach at:
Mullins Center­—Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s Ice Hockey
Boyden Building—All Other Sports
Department of Athletics
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

General inquiries may be addressed to the Athletic Department, tel. (413) 545-2691.

Campus Recreation and Sport Clubs

Director: Zulma C. Garcia
Associate Directors: Jeanne L. Orr,
Jason R. Incorvati
Assistant Director: Amy J. Crist
Office: 213-215 Boyden Building
Phone: (413) 545-2693, 545-0022

Offering something for every student, the Campus Recreation Program includes competitive sports for men and women, including flag football, volleyball, softball, soccer, tennis, ice hockey, wallyball, field hockey, dodgeball, and more. Corecreational competition is offered in flag football, volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, tennis, and wallyball. Wellness and fitness programming has expanded to include drop-in workouts in spinning, Pilates, water aerobics, and more. Specific muscle group workshops are also held in the Boyden Fitness Center.

Outdoor facilities include acres of multipurpose fields and six tennis courts. Presentation of a validated University ID card allows use of the open play facilities, which include two pools, three handball/squash courts, fitness centers, and basketball/volleyball/badminton courts. These facilities are located in three buildings: Boyden, Curry Hicks, and Totman.

The Campus Recreation program is one of the largest student employers on campus. Positions are available for sport officials, recreational facility supervisors, lifeguards, and others.

For more information on Campus Recreation, stop at the office. We also publish an IM Newsletter, activity calendars, and facilities schedules.

Sport Clubs
Sport Clubs offer an alternative means of recreation, competition, and instruction. Sport Clubs are student-run and organized with limited logistical support in terms of facilities, staff, and funding, supplied by the Department of Athletics/Campus Recreation.

Student organizations recognized as Sport Clubs are governed by both the rules and regulations of all Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) and the Department of Athletics/Campus Recreation.