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Easton, a Main Street community since and even more in the planning stages,
2004, is best known as the hometown Easton has an incredibly active nightlife,
of former world heavyweight boxing drawing “foodies” from near and far.
champion Larry Holmes and also is host Easton residents and visitors alike
to prestigious Lafayette College. These also enjoy the strong arts community
two facts alone are enough to really put that Easton has become with many
Easton on the map, but our small city galleries displaying works by nationally
has even more to offer. With its rich known as well as local artists. A nice
history, proximity to both New York complement of specialty retail shops
and Philadelphia, and splendid location neighbor these galleries and occupy
next to the confluence of the Lehigh the distinctive historical buildings
and Delaware Rivers, it is no surprise throughout the downtown. Easton’s
that downtown Easton is buzzing with lovely park-like Centre Square remains
excitement. a hub of activity as friends meet, enjoy
Easton’s nearly 27,000 residents live music, and visit the Easton Farmers’ dOWNTOWN eAsTON
understand what the excitement is all Market, the longest running open-air WeLCOMes yOU!
about. The downtown is the home of market in the country. Easton’s newest
two premier family attractions, The initiative, the Easton Ambassador
Crayola Factory and National Canal program is the first of its kind in the
This fun-filled day of free food,
Museum, which welcome over 300,000 Lehigh Valley. Our “clean and safe” music, and entertainment is
visitors per year. In addition, the Ambassadors help to keep our streets all about Lafayette! The event
nationally renowned landmark State clean and beautiful and our visitors and was created in ’07 to welcome
Theatre for the Performing Arts attracts residents feeling welcome and secure. the Lafayette community to
another 150,000 patrons to its more The vibrancy and charm of Easton’s Downtown Easton and showcase
than 100 fantastic shows each year. authentic downtown is almost palpable. all that downtown has to offer.
Easton has remained the county seat Be sure to visit and see for yourself! Lafayette Day ’09 took place
since its founding in 1752 and was one of We also encourage you to visit Sept. 12 in Centre Square.
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Members of the Lafayette
men’s basketball team take
time to sign autographs
after a game in Kirby Sports
Consistent with the Lafayette College
Department of Athletics’ mission
statement, which includes “leadership
and service to the community,” the
PARDners program was established as a
community outreach program.
Working in conjunction with the
College’s Community Outreach Center,
PARDners affords student-athletes,
coaches, and athletic administrators reAd ACrOss
direct access to initiate and assist with
various community projects.
Some of the beneficiaries of these (RIGHT) Andrew
efforts include elementary schools, Brown ’09 reads to
students at Paxinosa
retirement homes, hospitals, youth
Elementary, one of
centers, and various non-profit agencies. several players who
The following projects have participated in Read
highlighted the efforts of PARDners in Across America.
the past few years:
n parDners in reading: Lafayette
student-athletes travel to local
elementary schools to promote
n Kick or treat: Area youth are given
an opportunity to participate in a (LEFT) Ted Detmer
soccer clinic while dressing up for ’08 and elementary
Halloween. students remembered
Dr. Seuss’ birthday on
n special Olympics: Various teams March 2 as part of the
have helped Special Olympians train
for their respective events. Annual Read Across
n KiC Camps: An element of the
College’s orientation program allows
College students to interact in
constructive “Kids in the Community”
n Dr. seuss’ Birthday: Lafayette
student-athletes read Dr. Seuss books
at local elementary schools to promote
reading and honor Dr. Seuss.
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daniel h. weis s
16TH PRESIDENT OF LAFAYETTE COLLEGE
Daniel H. Weiss A leading authority on the art of medi- Elliott Prize, which is awarded annually
assumed the presi- eval Europe in the Age of the Crusades, by the Medieval Academy of America
dency of Lafayette Weiss was a professor of art history in the for a first article in the field of Medieval
College on July 1, Krieger School and chaired the art history Studies judged to be of outstanding qual-
2005. Lafayette, department from 1998 to 2001. He earned ity. He was one of the first art histori-
which is located in an M.A. (1982) and Ph.D. (1992) in art his- ans to receive that award. He received
Easton, Pennsylvania, tory at Johns Hopkins and joined the faculty three awards for teaching excellence as
is a highly selec- there in 1993. He also holds an M.B.A. a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty
tive independent, (1985) from the Yale School of Management and was the recipient of the Aaron O.
coeducational institution enrolling 2,300 and was a consultant with Booz, Allen Hoff People’s Choice Award at Lafayette
undergraduates. The College offers & Hamilton, Inc. from 1985 to 1989. College in 2006. In 2006 he received
programs of instruction leading to the He received his B.A. from The George the Community Partner Award from
Bachelor of Arts degree in 32 fields of Washington University in 1979, with a the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of
study, including engineering, and the double major in art history and psychology. Commerce and in 2007 the Community
Bachelor of Science degree in nine areas Weiss has written or edited four books Service Award from the Two Rivers Area
of science and four fields of engineering. and numerous articles on the art of the Chamber of Commerce.
In the fall of 2007, the trustees and Middle Ages, with a special focus on Weiss is on the International Advisory
faculty of the College unanimously Romanesque, Gothic, and Crusader art and Board of the Walters Art Museum in
approved a new strategic plan for the interaction of Byzantine culture with Baltimore, a trustee of the Samuel H.
Lafayette following a year-long process the Medieval West. He has also published Kress Foundation, a member of the Board
led by Weiss. The Plan for Lafayette calls widely in other fields, including American of Trustees of the Lehigh Valley Hospital
for ambitious investment in the academic higher education and the Second World and Health Network, and a member of
core of the institution, including a 20% War, and has lectured at many colleges, the Board of Directors of the Association
increase in the size of the permanent universities, and museums in the United of Independent Colleges and Universities
faculty, an enhanced commitment to stu- States and abroad. His research has been of Pennsylvania. He is married to Sandra
dent access and community diversity, the supported by grants from the National Jarva Weiss, a graduate of The George
development of new programs and facili- Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard Washington University and its law school.
ties in the life sciences and the arts, and University, Yale University, the Samuel H. A specialist in health-care law, she is a
a renewed commitment to a strong and Kress Foundation, and the Centro italiano partner in the firm of Tallman, Hudders &
vital partnership with the City of Easton. di studi sull’Alto medioevo. Sorrentino. The Weisses have two young
The plan is currently in the first phases In 1994 he won the Van Courtlandt sons, Teddy and Joel.
Daniel Weiss came to Lafayette from
The Johns Hopkins University, where 2009-10 board of trustees
he was the James B. Knapp Dean of
the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Edward W. Ahart ’69 Jefferson W. Kirby ’84 Sylvia Daniels William W. Lanigan ’52
Carl G. Anderson Jr. ’67 Nancy J. Kuenstner ’75 Weaver ’75 Thomas F. McGrail ’55
Sciences. His duties as dean included Mary Stengel Barbara Levy ’77 Daniel H. Weiss Thomas J. Neff ’59
oversight of all departments and fac- Austen ’86 Nancy Brennan E. Wayne Nordberg ’60
Margaret G. Lund ’74 eMerITI TrUsTees Alan D. Pesky ’56
ulty, graduate and undergraduate aca- Axelrod ’74 Elisabeth H. S. Robert Beane Jr. ’58 Lawrence J. Ramer ’50
demic programs, scholarly and scientific Susan B. Carras ’76 MacDonald ’81 Lucy Wilson Benson Joan W. Rhame
research, budget and financial opera- Samuel R. Chapin ’79 Bruce Maggin ’65 Robert H. Britton ’44 Arthur J. Rothkopf ’55
Joseph T. Cox ’68 Angel L. Mendez ’82 William C. George F. Rubin ’64
tions, strategic planning, development Jeffrey P. Feather ’65 Donald E. Morel, Jr. ’79 Cassebaum ’53 William P. Rutledge ’63
and alumni affairs, housing and student James R. Fisher ’77 Michael H. Moskow ’59 Laneta J. Dorflinger ’75 Walter A. Scott ’59
Brent D. Glass ’69 Stephen D. Pryor ’71 David W. Ellis Riley K. Temple ’71
life, admissions, and enrollment services. Alan R. Griffith ’64 J.B. Reilly ’83 Gary A. Evans ’57 Boyer L. Veitch ’53
Before being named to that position in Richard A. S. Kent Rockwell ’66 Mitchel Flaum ’40 Mark B. Weisburger ’55
Grossman ’64 David M. Roth ’70 Neil J. Gagnon Robert L. Yohe ’58
2002, he was the Dean of the Faculty at Martha A. Heinze ’86 Alma R. Roger B. Hansen ’65
the Krieger School, with responsibility Pamela Gaary Scott-Buczak ’74 Walter E. Hanson ’49
for academic and budgetary oversight of Holran ’88 Robert E. Sell ’84 Charles E. Hugel ’51
George M. Jenkins ’74 J. Peter Simon ’75 Robert E. Kusch ’48
300 faculty within 30 departments and Harold N. Kamine ’78 John W. Landis ’39
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Bruce e. An experienced administrator, Prior to coming to Lafayette,
McCutcheon serves on the NCAA McCutcheon spent one year as an assistant
Director of Athletics
Division I Football Championship director of athletics at Temple University.
Subdivision (FCS) Football Committee, That followed a five-year tenure as an assis-
Bruce McCutcheon the NCAA Division I Football Issues tant athletic director at Southern Illinois
is in his ninth year Committee and the Patriot League’s University in Carbondale, Ill.
as director of athlet- Committee on Athletic Administration. McCutcheon graduated from William
ics at Lafayette. He He recently completed a four-year term & Mary in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree
was named the 10th on the NCAA Academics/Eligibility/ in Physical Education. He was a two-
director of athletics in the history of the Compliance Cabinet, was chairman of sport athlete at William & Mary, com-
College on Sept. 20, 2001. the ECAC Division I Robbins Scholar- peting in football and track. He later
McCutcheon had spent the previous Athlete Committee and was Tournament earned a Master of Arts degree in Sports
eight years as Lafayette’s associate direc- Director of the 2000 Patriot League Administration from The Ohio State
tor of athletics following two years as the Basketball Tournament. He holds mem- University in 1982 and completed his
assistant director of athletics, where he berships in the National Association of Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sport
was responsible for the general adminis- Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the Management in 1988, also from Ohio
tration of the athletic department. National Football Foundation and Hall State.
Upon assuming the athletic direc- of Fame. A native of Media, Pa., McCutcheon
tor reins, McCutcheon quickly began to Prior to being named director, and his wife, Pat, reside on College Hill
change the culture of Lafayette athlet- McCutcheon spent 16 years at Lafayette with their three children, Ian, Meghan and
ics and he garnered the support of the where he was responsible for the general Gavin. Ian, a 2009 Lafayette graduate, is a
College’s central administration and the administration of the athletic department first-year law student at Temple University
Maroon Club on several major initiatives while also serving as its NCAA compli- while Meghan is a sophomore at Radford
in the areas of facilities and personnel. ance officer. University.
Early in his tenure as director,
McCutcheon spearheaded the creation of
an athletic facilities master plan. Recent
upgrades as a result of that endeavor
include the $23 million renovation of
Fisher Stadium, the construction of
Kamine stadium for baseball, renova-
tion of Mike Bourger ’44 Field at Oaks
Stadium for soccer and the softball field
and Maroon Club Strength Center reno-
vation projects. Additionally, the track
and field program has been relocated to
Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex where
a new track will open for competition in
2009. In the summer of 2007, Kamine
Varsity House at Metzgar Fields, which
houses 11 teams, received a drastic
makeover and renovation.
McCutcheon has also upgraded the
department by creating full-time posi-
tions in several sports, including vol-
leyball and men’s and women’s soccer,
as well as strength and conditioning,
athletic training and athletic equipment
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Prior to arriving at Lafayette, Bright Rehabilitation Counseling from South
George L. Bright,
served as the ticket office manager Carolina State in May 1993. He has
Associate Director of
Athletics at South Carolina State University in hours towards his doctorate in leadership
Orangeburg, S.C., since 1988. Bright and administration at East Stroudsburg
planned, developed and managed the University.
George Bright is
ticket office systems, operations and Bright recently served as president of
in his 17th year at
fiscal matters at South Carolina State, and the Easton Area School Board. A former
Lafayette, and his
performed promotional and marketing Chairman of the Northampton County
eighth as associate
duties within the athletic department. Drug and Alcohol Commission, he has
director of athletics.
In 1990, while continuing his duties also served on the Board of Directors
He arrived at the College in July of 1993
as ticket office manager, Bright received for the Easton Area Boys and Girls Club,
and served as an Assistant Director of
a presidential appointment at SCSU as the Easton Planning Commission and the
Athletics for nine years.
executive director of the S.T.A.T.E. Club, Colonial Intermediate Unit 20.
Bright’s primary areas of
the University’s athletic booster club. Born and raised in Easton, Bright and
responsibility at Lafayette are athletic
Bright’s management resulted in increased his wife, Sharon, reside on College Hill
administration, facilities management,
giving and additional athletic scholarship and have two adult children, George II and
event management, business operations,
funds. Bright also played a key role in the Tara. George II, a recent Naval Academy
ticket operations, strength and
development of the Palmetto Football grad, is an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, while
conditioning and equipment management
Classic and served on several committees Tara enters her junior year at East Carolina
supervision. He is also responsible for
while at South Carolina State. University where she is a dean’s list
the management of all practices and
A 1985 graduate of Claflin University student majoring in broadcast journalism.
competitive events. He is the immediate
in Orangeburg, S.C., Bright earned a
supervisor for baseball, volleyball, golf,
bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts,
softball, men’s and women’s swimming,
and earned his master of arts degree in
men’s and women’s tennis.
Bright has played an integral role in
the planning and construction phases of
Lafayette’s $23 million transformation of
Fisher Stadium. He also assisted in the
construction of Allan P. Kirby Sports
Center, and a number of improvements
at the College’s Metzgar Fields Athletic
Complex. A synthetic turf field for
field hockey and lacrosse has been
built, along with new baseball, softball,
soccer and track facilities for Lafayette’s
student-athletes. Bright coordinates and
supervises Lafayette’s summer camps
and preseason team camps, as well as the
logistics for internal support areas, and
the scheduling of outside events.
During the summer of 2001, Bright
was one of 24 athletic administrators
selected nationally as the first class for
the NCAA Leadership Institute. Bright
has completed the Sports Management
Institute Executive Program at Notre
Dame and the University of South
Carolina. He is also a former member of
the NCAA Minority Opportunities and
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Kaitlyn McKittrick League’s Assistant Director for
Assistant Director of
Sports Management and Compliance
from May 2006 through July 2007.
McKittrick worked as the primary
Kaitlyn McKittrick liaison for institutional compliance
is in her third coordinators regarding interpretations
year as assistant of NCAA and Patriot League bylaws and
director of athletics policies. McKittrick also oversaw the
for compliance at administration of the league’s 23 sports
Lafayette. She also serves as Lafayette’s and 22 championships while serving as a
senior woman administrator (SWA). In contact for five sports.
this role, McKittrick, formerly Cerco, A native of Clarks Summit, Pa.,
assists in the general administration of McKittrick earned her bachelor’s degree
the department, oversees all areas of in History with a minor in Business earned her master’s degree in Sport
compliance, and serves on a variety of Management from Moravian College in Management from East Stroudsburg
campus and Patriot League committees. May 2004. McKittrick was a member of University while working as a graduate
In addition, she supervises the field the varsity lacrosse team for which she assistant with the school’s intramural
hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, served as an assistant coach from 2005 and recreation program.
cross country and track and field, to 2007. McKittrick currently resides in
men’s and women’s lacrosse and fencing Upon graduation, McKittrick Emmaus, Pa. with her husband, Matt.
teams and oversees the sports medicine
Before coming to Lafayette,
McKittrick spent two years working
at the Patriot League office in Center
Valley, Pa. She served as the Patriot
George Bright and Kaity McKittrick
oversee Lafayette Athletics’ Move-In
day program in which members of
Lafayette’s fall sports teams annually
assist incoming freshmen in their
move into residence halls.
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scott d. Morse, Under Morse’s guidance, the ing the 2007-08 fiscal year.
Director of Lafayette Sports Network (LSN) was Morse created and serves as one of the
Athletic created in 1997 as the primary marketing advisors to Lafayette’s Sports Marketing
and promotional arm for Lafayette’s ath- Club, an organization that has twice
and Executive letic programs. For the 13th straight year been honored for its efforts with one of
Director of the it will lead the Patriot League and most Lafayette’s prestigious, student-chosen
Maroon Club of the nation with a distribution of nearly Aaron O. Hoff Awards as the Program
10 million viewers regionally, more than of the Year – the Block pARTy in 2002
Scott Morse is in 90 million nationally on most telecasts and the Youth Empowerment Day in
his 15th year at Lafayette and seventh as and worldwide via LSN All-Access (video 2008. In addition, Morse was honored at
director of athletic communications and streaming) on all broadcasts. While the the 2009 Hoff Awards with Lafayette’s
promotions. primary emphasis lies with promoting Administrator of the Year Award.
Morse arrived at Lafayette in July of the institution and its student-athletes Morse arrived at Lafayette following
1995 and worked for four years as the through television production, distri- four years of service in the department
assistant director of athletics for media bution and advertising sales, LSN also of athletics at Wagner College. He was
relations and also held the additional encompasses Lafayette’s radio broadcasts, Wagner’s sports information director from
duties of Maroon Club executive director all of the stadium and arena signage, 1991-92 and was promoted to assistant
for the last six years. weekly television shows, video stream- director of athletics for media relations,
Morse is responsible for overseeing all ing, game programs, hospitality areas and business operations and club sports in
athletically related external communica- game-day promotional events. 1993.
tions at Lafayette, including the direct In the six years Morse served as exec- Prior to arriving at Wagner,
oversight of the athletic communications utive director of the Maroon Club, total Morse served as an assistant in Lehigh
and sports information areas, handling donations nearly doubled and member- University’s sports information office for
all marketing and promotional efforts, ship increased by 35 percent. Gifts grew one year. At Slippery Rock University, he
the daily operations of the Lafayette from $438,000 to more than $750,000 was a student assistant to both the director
Sports Network, and all Maroon Club each of the past three years, including a of athletics and the sports information and
promotional activities and events. record total of more than $862,000 dur- promotions director for two years.
A 1990 graduate of Slippery Rock
with a bachelor of science degree in
Sports Management, Morse has com-
pleted advanced coursework at Wagner
toward a master of business administra-
tion degree in Marketing. He is a member
of the National Association of Athletic
Development Directors (NAADD),
the National Association of Collegiate
Marketing Administrators (NACMA),
CoSIDA and ECAC-SIDA.
Morse has volunteered at several
national sporting events on the media rela-
tions side, working the 2000 U.S. Senior
Open, the 1996 NCAA Men’s Basketball
Final Four, and the 1993 and 1995 NCAA
Men’s Basketball East Regional. He also
served as the director of media opera-
tions for the 1991 Eastern Intercollegiate
Wrestling Association Tournament.
He and his wife, Anne Bennett-Morse
of Easton, reside in Forks Township with
their three children, London, Z.J. and
Addison, and dog, Dixie.
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philip J. LaBella, of its nationally-ranked women’s soccer LaBella completed his master’s
Sports Information team and six other Olympic sports. of education degree in Sport and
Director (SID) In May 1998, LaBella graduated Recreation Administration at Temple
magna cum laude with a bachelor’s University in 2008.
Philip LaBella degree in Journalism and Mass Professionally, LaBella is a member
enters his 12th year Communication from the Russell J. of CoSIDA and ECAC-SIDA. He has
at Lafayette and Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass volunteered at several national sporting
his seventh as the Communication at St. Bonaventure events on the media relations side,
sports information University. While at St. Bonaventure, he working at the U.S. Senior Open in
director at the College. LaBella arrived spent four years working in the athletic Bethlehem, Pa., the NCAA Men’s
on College Hill in October of 1998 communications office. In his final two Basketball Tournament East Regional
and began a three-year term as the years, LaBella worked as the Student in Syracuse, N.Y. and at the NCAA
Publications Coordinator and spent Assistant Sports Information Director, a Women’s Basketball Tournament Mid-
two years as the Sports Information job that placed him in charge of publicity East Regional in Cincinnati.
Coordinator. for the women’s basketball team and He and his wife, Julie, both originally
LaBella supervises the publicity allowed him the opportunity to travel hail from Eldred, Pa. and currently
of the school’s 23 varsity sports. He with the squad. LaBella also split time reside in Stockertown, Pa. They
works closely with and travels with the writing for The Bradford Era, a local daily welcomed a daughter, Maggie, in August
men’s basketball and football programs. newspaper and The Bona Venture, the 2007 and a son, Philip, in February
LaBella’s first year at Lafayette was campus newspaper. 2009.
highlighted by two trips
to the NCAA Tournament, one by the
men’s basketball team for the first time
in 42 years, and the other by the men’s
Prior to coming to Lafayette, LaBella
worked as an intern in the University of
Cincinnati’s sports information office
where he was responsible for publicity
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dr. Jeffrey and universities, sports medicine In his 18th year at the College, Matt
Goldstein clinics, professional sports programs, Bayly oversees Lafayette Sports Medicine.
Director of Health industrial settings, and other healthcare Contributing assistance in the provision
environments. of care for all varsity student-athletes are
Lafayette’s commitment to sports senior associate athletic trainer Dawn
medicine and the overall health of its Schleiden, associate athletic trainer
student-athletes is evidenced by the Chris Meny and assistant athletic train-
state-of-the-art, cutting-edge athletic ers Margeritte Abdelkodoos and Tiffany
training facility within the Allan P. Muir.”
dr. Carl B. Weiss Kirby Sports Center. The 2,500 square The sports medicine area is jointly
Team Surgeon foot facility incorporates a physician led by Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, the
exam room with office space for staff college’s director of health services/team
athletic trainers, a taping/preparatory physician, and Dr. Carl B. Weiss Jr.,
area, an advanced primary therapy Lafayette’s team orthopaedic surgeon.
area, a hydrotherapy center with a Dr. Weiss is a board-certified orthopaedic
seven-foot deep aquatic rehabilitation surgeon, fellow of the American College
pool with a variable depth floor, and an of Sports Medicine, and has his private
orthotic fabrication lab where corrective practice at Coordinated Health Systems in
The certified athletic trainer (AT) is orthotics can be custom-designed and Bethlehem, Pa. Injured student-athletes
a skilled professional specializing fabricated in-house. are evaluated at a bi-weekly injury clinic
in the prevention, treatment, and Recently implemented was the in the Sports Medicine area, where the
rehabilitation of injuries. In cooperation utilization of an electronic injury physicians and athletic trainers are joined
with physicians and other allied health database, which streamlined injury by Dr. Ray McCarroll, specializing in
care professionals, an AT functions as status updates not only among the podiatric care, and Dr. Steven Mazza, a
an integral member of the healthcare athletic trainers and physicians, but to physiatrist.
team in secondary schools, colleges, the coaches as well.
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Matt Bayly from 1990-91 and as an athletic trainer Society. He also is a member of the
Director of at Columbia High School from 1989-90. Ancient Order of Hibernians, a Catholic
Sports Medicine He also spent a year in Italy as the head Irish-American Fraternal Organization
athletic trainer for the Padova Saints that sponsors numerous programs
American Football Team. associated with promoting the Irish
Matt Bayly begins Along with his college experience, heritage.
his 19th season as Bayly has worked numerous camps, A native of Albany, N.Y., Bayly
part of the Lafayette including the Adidas Elite Soccer received his bachelor of science degree in
sports medicine team. Program at Lafayette, football camps at Athletic Training and Physical Education
As the Director of Sports Medicine, Santa Clara and Fairfield and the SVS from Springfield College in 1989. He
he is responsible for overseeing the Hockey Camp at Brown. Bayly received earned his master’s degree in Sports
operation of the sports medicine office his NATA certification in 1990 and Medicine from Virginia in 1991.
and handles all clearance concerns for is working toward his credential for In 1994, he was honored at
student-athletes. He also coordinates the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Lafayette’s prestigious Aaron O. Hoff
staff schedules for the coverage of all Diagnosis and Therapy for the Spine. He Awards ceremony with an Unsung Hero
athletic practices and competitions, is also certified in Advanced First Aid Award, a student-voted accolade.
while serving as the primary athletic and CPR as well as lifeguarding. Bayly and his wife Annie reside in
trainer for football. Bayly is a member of several Forks Township with their daughters
While with the Leopards, Bayly organizations, including the International Brianna and Moira, and son Jack.
has served as both a lecturer at East Academy of Sports Vision, the NATA
Stroudsburg University and clinical and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainer’s
instructor of their sports medicine
interns. His other teaching experience
includes acting as a physical education
symposium instructor at Lafayette
and serving on the faculty of the
International Academy of Sports Vision
Symposium in 1995.
Before joining Lafayette, Bayly
served as a graduate assistant athletic
trainer at Virginia Military Institute
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dawn Comp nutritional consultations and educational the Steam soccer team. She also worked
Senior Associate forums. the Adidas Elite Soccer Program in 1997.
Athletic Trainer Comp has also worked as a clinical Comp’s first stint as an athletic trainer
instructor since her arrival on College came in 1993 when she spent two years
Dawn Comp begins Hill, which allows her to work with as a graduate assistant at Bloomsburg.
her 15th year as athletic training curriculum student She provided evaluation and treatment
part of Lafayette’s interns from East Stroudsburg on a of injuries, designed and implemented
sports medicine yearly basis. She also worked as a Sexual rehabilitation protocols and handled
team and second Assault Coordinator and Educator insurance claims and record keeping.
year as senior associate athletic trainer. (SACE) for the College. Comp holds NATA certification and is
Comp, formerly Schleiden, had served Prior to her promotion to associate a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic
as associate athletic trainer at Lafayette athletic trainer, Comp spent six seasons Trainer’s Society, where she was the
from 2001-08. Her primary sport travel as an assistant. During that time she treasurer in 1999. She is certified by the
responsibilities include women’s soccer worked with men’s and women’s American Red Cross as a CPR, AED and
and women’s lacrosse. basketball and field hockey, along with First Aid instructor.
She is the department’s rehabilitation being responsible for coordinating the A native of Perkasie, Pa., Comp earned
coordinator, where her central instruction, scheduling and supervision her bachelor of arts degree in Psychology
responsibility is coordinating and of student athletic trainers and student from Millersville in 1992 before going
communicating the progressions of interns. on to earn her master’s degree in
all student-athletes’ rehab. Comp Comp spent the summer of 1999 Exercise Science and Adult Fitness from
also coordinates and oversees weekly serving as a staff athletic trainer for two Bloomsburg in 1998.
in-house clinics with team physicians, as Lehigh Valley semi-professional teams, Since 2005, Comp has been a member
well as the organization of professional the Black Diamonds baseball team and of the Board of Directors of Lauren’s First
and Goal Foundation. She has assisted
in the organization and administration
of the one-day camps, pre-registration
camp application entry and has been
the volunteer coordinator. As a board
member, she votes on the allocation of
money raised for brain tumor research
and other pediatric cancer patient
Dawn and her husband, Bret, reside in
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Chris Meny Prior to his experience in the Margeritte
Associate Athletic Trainer collegiate ranks, Meny served as an Abdelkodoos
athletic trainer with St. Anthony’s Assistant Athletic
Chris Meny is High School in Jersey City, N.J. where Trainer
in his second he worked with one of the top boys’ Margeritte
year as Associate basketball teams in the nation. He also Abdelkodoos is in
Athletic Trainer spent time as an athletic coordinator her second year as
in the Lafayette for Bound Brook High School in Bound assistant athletic
sports medicine Brook, N.J. where he monitored and trainer. Her sport
department. His sport travel coordinated athlete rehabilitation. travel responsibilities include men’s
responsibilities include football and men’s From 2003 to 2005 Meny had basketball and baseball.
lacrosse. clinical experiences at Lafayette and A 2006 graduate of Stevens Institute
Prior to his arrival on College Hill, Montclair State where he developed of Technology, Abdelkodoos earned
Meny spent a year serving as an assistant athletic injury prevention and treatment a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical
athletic trainer and clinical instructor programs. He went on to serve as an Engineering before completing her
at Seton Hall University. At Seton Hall, intern with the New York Jets where he master’s degree in Athletic Training.
Meny was responsible for the care and learned the protocols and procedures of Abdelkodoos completed clinical
rehabilitation of 135 student-athletes. a professional football team. experiences with the Seton Hall men’s
In addition to working directly with Meny is a 2006 graduate of Montclair basketball team and Rutgers University
student-athletes, as an instructor, St. University where he received his football team. At both sites she helped
Meny provided graduate students with Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic to develop and carry out rehabilitation
instruction in clinical competencies and Training. He received his masters programs, as well as providing coverage
proficiencies. degree in Exercise Science from of practice and game day preparations.
Since January 2008 Meny has served California University of Pennsylvania While earning her undergraduate
as an adjunct professor at Montclair State in 2007. Meny currently lives in degree, Abdelkodoos was a member
University where he teaches Anatomy and Phillipsburg N.J. He is married and has of Stevens’ volleyball and basketball
Physiology for healthcare professionals. two sons. teams, serving as a two-year captain of
He continues to be a clinical instructor volleyball where she earned second team
for several universities. Academic All-America honors.
Tiffany Muir In May 2008, Muir received her
Assistant Athletic Trainer master’s degree in Kinesiology and
Health Promotions at the University
Tiffany Muir is in of Kentucky. She completed her
her second year undergraduate work at the University
at Lafayette. She of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
has sport travel where she worked with the baseball,
responsibilities with football, women’s soccer and track
men’s soccer and and field teams. Muir also spent the
women’s basketball. spring semester of 2006 assisting the
Muir came to Lafayette from Centre head athletic trainer at Peace College in
College in Danville, Ky., where she spent Raleigh, N.C.
two years as a graduate assistant athletic Muir was certified by the NATABOC
trainer. She worked with the Colonels’ in 2008 and is a member of NATA and
cross country, field hockey, swimming SEATA.
and diving, track and field and volleyball A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., Muir
teams. resides on College Hill.
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Lafayette College Academic enhancement and Academic ser vices program
workshops Associate Director, and personal counseling.
Several academic enhancement Academic Tutoring and From 1997 to 2000, Filchner
workshops are offered during each Training Information was employed at Radford University.
semester for student-athletes. While at her alma mater, she was an
Various time-saving skills are academic coordinator and leadership
taught and effective study skills are As the associate program coordinator. As an academic
stressed so that the student-athletes director of coordinator, she supervised all academic
can learn to balance their many Lafayette’s support programs within the athletic
time commitments and pressures. Academic Resource department and provided study skills
Center, Dana Filchner coordinates and test taking strategies for student-
progress requests the Academic Support Program for athletes. She became the leadership
During the sixth week of each Student Athletes and co-supervises the program coordinator at Radford in
semester, progress requests are Supplemental Instruction Program. This 1999, assisting with the planning
sent by the academic coordinator to is Filchner’s third year on College Hill and development of all phases of the
all instructors of student-athletes where she advises student-athletes in the University’s leadership education
recommended by their coach. As areas of academics, career development program. She also provided training and
the instructors return reports of and leadership. support to student leaders and graduate
student-athletes’ attendance and She was most recently an academic assistants.
academic performance, the reports coordinator at North Carolina State Filchner graduated from Radford
are copied and forwarded to the University’s College of Undergraduate University with a bachelor of science
respective coach who will then Affairs from 2000 to 2002. While in Graphic Design and Art History in
share the reports with the student- at N.C. State, Filchner assisted in 1995. She earned a master’s degree in
athlete. coordinating a life skills course for Counseling and Human Development
student-athletes and provided academic from Radford in 1999.
laptop computer loan
Fully-functional high-end laptop
computers can be checked out from
the ATTIC, third floor of Scott
Hall, for use during team travel.
Tutors are provided for all student-
athletes upon request. Tutors are
readily available for most 100 and
200 level courses, and may be
requested for any course offered
at Lafayette College. In order
to request a tutor, the student-
athlete simply needs to contact the
academic coordinator. Tutors can
only help those who attend class
regularly and who seek assistance
in time for the assistance to make a
difference. The third floor of Scott Hall serves as the home of the ATTIC.
LA fAye TTe L e OpA rd s
facult y advis or
Alan Childs London that he teaches with Steve (1987-1991) and Department Chair for
is a Professor Lammers, Religious Studies Professor Psychology (2002-2004). In addition,
in Lafayette’s Emeritus. he was also the former Executive
Department of Childs has served as a faculty mentor Director of the Colonial League (1986-
Psychology. Childs with the athletics department since the 1989), which was the original athletic
came to College inception of the program, initiated by conference that later expanded to
Hill in 1980 and the Faculty Committee in Athletics in become the Patriot League. He is a
immediately began 1990. Since that time, he has worked three-time recipient of the colleges’
to build relationships primarily with the men’s basketball Student Government Superior Teaching
with the community. This year Childs team, but has interacted with many award, as well as receiving the Marquis
has been asked to serve as the founding Lafayette student-athletes. His primary Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003.
director of the College’s new Center for responsibility is to provide support and A 1971 graduate of Maryville College
the Integration of Teaching, Learning, advice to student-athletes and coaches. with a degree in Psychology, Childs
and Scholarship, an office that provides He assists student-athletes in their went on to earn his Ph.D. in Social
extensive support to faculty in the form approach toward their academic and Psychology from the University of
of programs and resources to help them athletic goals. Childs also meets with Tennessee in 1975.
fully develop their teaching careers. He prospective recruits and their families, Before coming to Lafayette, Childs
assumes this office while continuing helping to answers questions about served as a graduate teaching assistant
his teaching and advising within the the college’s curriculum and culture. at his college alma mater before
Psychology Department. Childs travels with the team whenever joining the academic staff at Morehead
Childs teaches psychology and health possible, illustrating his dedication and State University (1975-1980). He has
care courses along with related seminars. commitment to the student-athletes at held licensure as a psychologist in
He also teaches Social and Ethical Issues Lafayette College. Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He is the
in Health Care in the US and UK, an During his time at Lafayette, Childs former president of the Northeastern
annual seven-week summer course in has served as Dean of Academic Services Association of Advisors for the Health
Professions (2002-2003), and has
served on the board of directors for the
National Association of Advisors for the
Health Professions (2002-2005).
Childs resides in Easton with his
wife, Diane. His two sons Ben’00 and
Jeff ’04, were part of the baseball and
basketball teams, respectively, during
their time on College Hill.
Andrew Brown ’09 works with the team’s
faculty mentor Alan Childs.
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Maroon club s trength center
Lafayette College unveiled the Maroon Club Strength Center
for varsity student-athletes in the spring of 1990 and greatly Brad potts
enhanced the facility in 2002. Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
After a 10-year effort with all funding being raised outside
of the College’s operating budget, the 4,000 square-foot facility Brad Potts is in his third year as head
more than doubles the space previously used for varsity student- strength and conditioning coach at
athlete strength and conditioning workouts. Lafayette. Potts works with all of
The facility allows all varsity student-athletes the Lafayette’s 23 Division I athletic
opportunity to build their strength and conditioning on a one- teams, and is an integral part of
to-one basis with the strength coach who is on duty at all times the success of the Lafayette football
when the facility is open. The student-athlete can arrange an program.
appointment with the strength coach for an individualized Most recently, Potts was employed as the assistant
workout as well as the scheduled sessions for various varsity strength and conditioning coach at Wofford College in
teams.The one-on-one approach allows for a quick and intense, Spartanburg, S.C. for one year.
yet controlled and well-supervised workout. From March 2005 to August 2006, Potts spent time
Aside from the strength coach’s office, the facility floor at the University of North Carolina and University of
space is devoted entirely to workout equipment. Included among Georgia, working at both institutions as an intern to the
the numerous apparatus are complete free weight work stations, head strength and conditioning coach.
and 10 state-of-the-art power stations purchased in 2002. The Potts is a 2005 graduate of Indiana University of
additional equipment has allowed student-athletes to cut their Pennsylvania (IUP), earning his degree in Exercise
weight room time in half giving them time for academic work or Physiology. During his time at IUP, Potts earned Division
other activities. II All-America status at linebacker and was recognized
This state-of-the-art facility is located behind the north to the all-conference and All-Northeast Region teams.
football stands at Fisher Stadium, about 30 yards west of Kirby Potts went on to play for the Johnstown Riverhawks, a
Sports Center. professional Arena League football team.
Potts received his master’s of science degree in Heath
Science from IUP in 2006. He is certified through the
USAW as a sports performance coach and is a member
of the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches
Potts and his wife, Tiffany, were married in July
LA fAye TTe L e OpA rd s
kirby sport s center
Dedicated on June 2, 2000, the $35 The new portion of the center,
lafayette at million Allan P. Kirby Sports Center featuring a distinctive atrium
kirby sports gives Lafayette the finest athletic complex
of any college of its size in the country.
overlooking Fisher Stadium, includes
the Kamine Gymnasium, which includes
center It includes a new, 110,000-square-foot three 50-by-84-foot courts for basketball
intramural and recreational sports facility and other sports and an elevated 1/10-
year Won Loss pct.
attached to the previously existing mile jogging track. The Buck Courts
1973-1974 11 3 .786
Kirby Field House. The field house include six courts for racquet sports,
1974-1975 12 2 .857 itself received a $2.5 million facelift and two for squash, and four that can be
1975-1976 12 1 .923 interior renovations. configured for squash or racquetball.
1976-1977 13 1 .929
1977-1978 11 3 .785
1978-1979 8 5 .615
1979-1980 14 1 .933
1980-1981 9 4 .692
1981-1982 9 4 .692
1982-1983 3 9 .250
1983-1984 8 4 .667
1984-1985 8 4 .667
1985-1986 8 4 .667
1986-1987 8 3 .727
1987-1988 13 0 1.000
1988-1989 10 2 .833
1989-1990 12 1 .923
1990-1991 4 7 .364
1991-1992 6 6 .500
1992-1993 5 7 .417
1993-1994 6 5 .545
1994-1995 1 10 .091
1995-1996 7 4 .636
1996-1997 7 5 .583
1997-1998 9 1 .900
1998-1999 10 2 .833
1999-2000 14 1 .933
2000-2001 7 5 .583
2001-2002 9 4 .692
2002-2003 9 5 .643
2003-2004 11 2 .846
2004-2005 7 6 .538
2005-2006 7 6 .538
2006-2007 5 8 .385
2007-2008 8 5 .615
2008-2009 6 8 .429
Totals 307 148 (.675)
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A 6,600-square-foot fitness center and teams. It has been enhanced to include gift to Lafayette, the largest gift ever
weight room includes a full strength- a new sports medicine area and a received by a college, university, or
training circuit, spacious free-weight new equipment room and renovated other non-profit organization in the
area, and more than 30 cardiovascular locker rooms and administrative Lehigh Valley.
machines. There is also a 35-foot offices. The lobby and Athletic Hall of The $32.5 million contribution,
climbing wall, an aerobics area, and Fame exhibitry have been completely which Lafayette has received in full,
several offices. modernized. includes $26.25 million for the sports
Built in 1973, the original field Major support for the sports center complex and an additional $6.25 million
house, which contains Ruef Natatorium, was provided by the F. M. Kirby in support of other objectives in the
is home to several varsity sports Foundation, which made a $32.5 million Lafayette Leadership Campaign.
The total cost of the Allan P. Kirby
Sports Center is $35 million. This
includes $26.5 million in construction
and renovation costs and $8.5 million
in endowment for operation and
maintenance of the facility.
Approximately 75 percent of
Lafayette students participate in varsity,
junior varsity, club, intramural, or other
recreational sports. The intramural
program includes some three dozen
sports. There are 15 club sports.
The Kirby Foundation is the family
foundation of the Fred Morgan Kirby
family, which has been prominent in the
life of Lafayette for nearly a century.
Seven family members are alumni,
four have served as trustees, and three
received honorary doctorates from