SUNY Adirondack names first full-time athletic director

September 21, 2017

SUNY Adirondack has named Jonathan Sisk the college’s first full-time athletic director.

“The movement toward a full-time athletic director position provides a more appropriate and standard level of administrative support for an athletic program of our size,” said SUNY Adirondack President Kristine Duffy. “We are interested in creating more programs to support our student athletes and coaches to ensure a comprehensive approach toward success on and off the field.”

Sisk previously served as director of athletics and student activities at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, North Carolina, and also was athletics director at Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina.

“I have worked with coaches and administrators from upstate New York throughout my career, and they have sung the praises of the region. So when the position at SUNY Adirondack was posted, I jumped at the opportunity to pursue it,” Sisk said. “I spent several days in the area during my interview process and loved the region's natural beauty, but even more so the character of the people. That is never more evident than on the campus of SUNY Adirondack. The staff and faculty are awesome, and that begins with the leadership of Dr. Duffy, whose strong support for athletics and growth-minded model and strategic plan were also major factors in my decision to come north.”

The college currently offers men’s baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, soccer and tennis and women’s basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

“The strength of our athletics department is the devotion and drive of our coaches and passion of our student-athletes. Our coaches put in long hours to develop and mentor our student-athletes, and that shows in their success, both in the competitive field and classroom,” Sisk said. “Many of our student-athletes also play multiple sports, which is an extremely difficult endeavor at the college level and shows the utmost passion and work ethic.”

Sisk encourages the public to become more involved with SUNY Adirondack sports.

“I'd love to see everyone come out and support our Timberwolves at our next athletics event. Catch me on the sideline. I’d love to hear your Timberwolf story,” he said.

The future of athletics at SUNY Adirondack builds on the college’s recent success stories, according to Duffy.

“We appreciate the work of former part-time athletic director, John Quattrochi, and are pleased he will continue on as our women's basketball coach after a highly successful season in 2016-2017,” she said.

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