Articles in Athletics

Caitlin Crowley To Lead Women’s Tennis

She joined Rensselaer as assistant coach in 2012

Tennis Team

Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the full-time appointment of Caitlin Crowley as head women’s tennis coach. Crowley, a native of Burnt Hills, N.Y., had been serving as the acting head coach since January. “I am exceptionally grateful to Jim Knowlton and the entire search committee for affording me this incredible opportunity,” said Crowley,… Read More

Mark Gilbride To Lead Men’s Basketball

Former Clarkson head coach joins Rensselaer


Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the appointment of Mark Gilbride to the position of head men’s basketball coach. Gilbride joins the Rensselaer staff from Clarkson University, where he has served as the head men’s basketball coach for the past five years. He replaces Mike Griffin, who retired from Rensselaer after 30 years of… Read More

Daryle Weiss Tabbed as Offensive Coordinator for Football

Weiss brings 19 years of coaching experience

Football Team

Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the appointment of Daryle Weiss as the offensive coordinator of the Engineers football team. Weiss, who joins the staff of head coach Ralph Isernia, has 19 years coaching experience, including seven collegiately and 12 on the high school level. Weiss comes to Troy from Bates College in Lewiston,… Read More

Greg Cathell Named Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Cathell joins the Engineers with coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, and club levels

Greg Cathell

Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton has announced the appointment of Greg Cathell as head women’s soccer coach. Cathell replaces Cord Farmer, who resigned to become the assistant soccer coach at the University of Nevada. “It is nothing short of an honor to be selected as the new head women’s soccer coach at Rensselaer,” said Cathell…. Read More

Appert To Take on Marathon for Good Cause

Coach will run to raise awareness for Defending the Blue Line

Seth Appert

Head men’s hockey coach Seth Appert will participate in his first marathon in September and will attempt to raise awareness and funds in the process. The ninth-year head coach will run in the Adirondack Marathon in memory of Richard Curadi, a soldier with 32 years in the Marines and Army and father of Engineers defenseman… Read More

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Griffin Retires

Distinguished 30-year career marked by many achievements


Longtime men’s basketball coach Mike Griffin has retired following a distinguished 30-year career at the helm. Griffin’s retirement was effective May 31 and a national search to find Rensselaer’s next head men’s basketball coach has begun. “I have been so fortunate to spend three decades in this wonderful educational environment where intercollegiate athletics are considered… Read More

Senior Athletes Honored at Banquet

Annual event celebrates graduating students


The Rensselaer 2013-14 senior student-athletes were recognized at the annual banquet held at the Hilton Garden Inn recently. Each student-athlete was presented a senior gift by Vice President for Student Life Tim Sams and Jim Knowlton, director of athletics. One highlight of the event was the awarding of the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Team of… Read More

Spotlight Athlete: Amanda Alexander

Tennis player and study abroad student

Amanda Alexander, an architecture major, took her tennis rackets
with her when she did a study abroad term in Italy.

If you thought Rensselaer students only learn in Troy, N.Y., think again! Amanda Alexander is one of the students who has taken full advantage of the opportunity to study abroad. The School of Architecture offers a five-month cultural-based program in Italy for students with impressive portfolios. While in Turino, Alexander collaborated with Italian students at… Read More

Spotlight Athlete: Ivy Muchuma

Kenya native is interested in improving her neighbors’ environment

Why not change the world? That’s the charge Rensselaer students are given and Ivy Muchuma is planning on doing just that! When she is not competing in multiple events in track and field, she is making plans to provide sustainable infrastructure developments for impoverished areas. The Kenya native was driven to bettering her surroundings at… Read More

Focus On: Big Red Freakout and Icehouse

Annual Icehouse celebration of “red and white” prepares fans for hockey game


On Feb. 8, nearly 500 alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and community members gathered at the Heffner Alumni House for the Big Red Freakout Ice House. The annual Ice House tradition, held in conjunction with the Big Red Freakout hockey game, features a buffet dinner and pep-rally, complete with visits from Puckman and the RPI… Read More