From the Desk of the Athletic Director
Welcome to MarinerSports.org and thank you for your interest in Maine Maritime Academy Athletics. I invite you to explore the site and enjoy learning about the rich history of our programs and the student-athletes and coaches that currently represent them.
I am greatly honored by my recent appointment as the Director of Athletics at Maine Maritime Academy. It is not lost on me that I have inherited an enduring legacy forged by revered athletic directors such as Davis Wiggin, Bill Mottola and Jim Dyer, coaches, instructors and administrators like Ed Biggie, Verge Forbes and Len Tyler, and the scores of athletics alumni who have sweat and bled in the blue and gold. In our preseason meetings with all of our teams, I have underscored the point of the perpetually temporary nature of college athletics and our responsibility to be good stewards of the reputation this institution has built over the years.
The reputation the Academy and Mariners athletics enjoy are a tribute to your energy and passion invested into your academic and athletic programs. And make no mistake -- they are your programs! In my time at the helm, I will continually challenge our coaches to engage you in your programs, keeping you abreast of the triumphs while introducing you to the student-athletes who carry on your legacy.
My desire to work in Division III athletics was shaped by the successes and failures I enjoyed and learned from as a Division III athlete. My hope is that all of our athletes will experience the same successes, and learn and grow from the same lessons sports offer. In talking with the alumni I have met in my first year in Castine, I sense that this will not be a break in tradition.
I hope that in the coming months and years that we can work together to continue to strengthen and enhance the department in order to keep us competitive in attracting the best and brightest student-athletes to our wonderful institution. Please feel free to contact me at (207) 326-2451 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I welcome your input at any time. Go Mariners!