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Honorary Coach Program

In an effort to share the college student-athlete experience with the campus community, the Office of Academic Services, the Dean’s Office and the Athletic Department have developed the Honorary Coach Program for Faculty.

The Mission of the Honorary Coach Program for Faculty is to connect the athletic department with faculty as partners in the education and transformation of Providence College student-athletes. The program provides randomly selected faculty members an opportunity to witness first- hand the physical and intellectual demands of preparing for competition, as well as the teaching techniques that coaches employ to enhance performance and inculcate a spirit of healthy competition. Hosted by members of the student-athlete services staff, faculty members participate in pre-game preparation and get a close-up view of the action during the game.

Honorary Coaches for 2018-19

 

Volleyball v. Butler on October 18, 2018

Dr. Julia Camp, Associate Professor of Accounting and Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P., Assistant Professor of Physics

 

Kaitlyn O'Malley, Dr. Julia Camp and Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P.
Kaitlyn O’Malley, Dr. Julia Camp and Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P.

Women’s Soccer v. Seton Hall on October 21, 2018

 Dr. Christine Earley, Professor of Accountancy and Dr. Susan Skawinski, Associate Professor of Education

 

Shannon Catlin, Dr. Christine Earley, and Dr. Susan Skawinski
Shannon Catlin, Dr. Christine Earley, and Dr. Susan Skawinski

Men’s Soccer v. Georgetown on October 24, 2018

Fr. Thomas Garrett, O.P., Professor of Theology

 

Shannon Catlin and Fr. Thomas Garrett, O.P.
Shannon Catlin and Fr. Thomas Garrett, O.P.

Men’s Basketball v. Holy Cross on November 13, 2018

Dr. Megan Chang, Associate Professor of Voice and Diction

 

Marissa Mezzanotte, Emma Chang, Megan Chang, Kathy Persinger, and Marland Chang
Marissa Mezzanotte, Emma Chang, Megan Chang, Kathy Persinger, and Marland Chang

Men’s Basketball v. Xavier on January 16, 2019

Dr. Vivian Okere, Professor of Finance

 

Marissa Mezzanotte, Dr. Vivian Okere, Ikenna Okere, Olachi Okere, and Ruth Okere
Marissa Mezzanotte, Dr. Vivian Okere, Ikenna Okere, Olachi Okere, and Ruth Okere

Men’s Basketball v. Marquette on February 23, 2019

Dr. Robin Greene, Associate Professor of History

 

Men’s Ice Hockey

Dr. Vivian Okere, Professor of Finance

 

Friar Dom, Dr. Vivian Okere, and Shannon Catlin
Friar Dom, Dr. Vivian Okere, and Shannon Catlin

Women’s Basketball v. DePaul on March 1, 2019

Dr. Wendy Oliver, Professor of Dance and Dr. Michael Shafer, Assistant Professor of Finance

 

Kaitlyn O'Malley, Michael Shafer, and Wendy Oliver
Kaitlyn O’Malley, Michael Shafer, and Wendy Oliver

Men’s Lacrosse v. Georgetown on April 6, 2019

Dr. Ainslie Schultz, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Dr. Ainslie Schultz and Jonathan Gomes
Dr. Ainslie Schultz and Jonathan Gomes

Men’s and Women’s Track at Ocean State Meet on April 12, 2019

Dr. Michael Spiegler, Professor of Sociology and Dr. William Hogan, Associate Professor of English

Tim Brock, Dr William Hogan, Will Hogan, Ray Treacy, Dr Michael Spiegler, Shannon Catlin, and Stephanie Reilly
Tim Brock, Dr William Hogan, Will Hogan, Ray Treacy, Dr Michael Spiegler, Shannon Catlin, and Stephanie Reilly

2017-18 Honorary Coaches for Men’s Basketball

  • PC vs. DePaul – Dr. Matt Dowling, History
  • PC vs. Xavier – Fr. John Vidmar, O.P., History
  • PC vs. Georgetown – Dr. Wataru Ishizuka, Mathematics
  • PC vs. Creighton – Professor Kirk Bozigian, Marketing
  • PC vs. Butler – Dr. Bryan Marinelli, Office of Academic Services

2016-17 Honorary Coaches for Men’s Basketball

  • PC vs. St. John’s – Dr. Terence McGoldrick, Theology
  • PC vs. Butler – Dr. Edward Szado, Finance
  • PC vs. Xavier – Dr. Ted Andrews, History
  • PC vs. Marquette – Professor Kate Lohman, Theater, Dance and Film

2015-2016 Honorary Coaches for Men’s Basketball

  • PC vs. Harvard – Dr. William Bonney, Theology
  • PC vs. Boston College – Dr. Zophia Edwards, Sociology
  • PC vs. Seton Hall – Dr. Tobias Harper, History
  • PC vs. Butler – Dr. Colin King, Philosophy

2014-2015 Honorary Coaches for Men’s Basketball

  • PC vs. Albany – Dr. Deirdre Snyder, Management
  • PC vs. University of Rhode Island – Professor Ann Kelley, Accountancy
  • PC vs. Xavier – Dr. Ray Sickinger, History
  • PC vs. Villanova – Dr. James Keating, Theology
  • PC vs. Seton Hall – Dr. Maureen Outlaw, Sociology
  • PC vs. Marquette – Dr. Vance Morgan, Philosophy
  • PC vs. Butler – Dr. Margaret Reid, English