Articles in Athletics

Jim Knowlton To Step Down as Director of Athletics

Jim Knowlton

President Shirley Ann Jackson has announced the resignation of Athletics Director Jim Knowlton from the post he has held since March 2008 in order to accept the position of athletic director at the United States Air Force Academy, effective March 1. In nearly seven years at Rensselaer, Knowlton has worked closely with President Jackson and… Read More

Lee A. McElroy Jr. Appointed Interim Director of Athletics

Seasoned administrator has three decades of athletics administration experience


Rensselaer has named Lee A. McElroy Jr. as interim director of athletics. The appointment is effective March 1. In this capacity, McElroy will assume responsibility for overseeing the Institute’s 12 men’s and 11 women’s NCAA intercollegiate teams (21 Division III, 2 Division I), involving more than 550 student-athletes, as well as intramurals. “Working closely with… Read More

Student-Athletes’ Academic Success Rate at 99 Percent

Above national average

Students at Rensselaer exhibit hard work, determination, dedication, and commitment to meet every challenge head-on. With support, guidance, and co-curricular activities, Rensselaer students connect to a network of faculty, staff, and other students, ensuring that they are part of a strong community of learners. As students strive to become the leaders of tomorrow, the Rensselaer… Read More

Athletics Joins National Grid Foundation for “Shoot for the Stars”

Area schoolchildren rewarded for academic performance, attendance, and community service


Rensselaer Athletics and the National Grid Foundation invited local children from Troy’s School 16 and the YMCA to participate in “Shoot for the Stars,” a program designed to motivate students to improve their academic performance and attendance and to serve their community. “Shoot for the Stars” rewards students and a guest with tickets to select… Read More

Football Wins Dutchman Shoes with 31-28 Win Over Union

Annual rivalry brings trophy back to Rensselaer

Nick Borkowski returned an interception for 75 yards for a touchdown, while Andrew Franks put Rensselaer on top for good with a 25-yard field goal with seven minutes remaining to lead the Engineers to a 31-28 win over Union in the 65th Dutchman Shoes Trophy Game. Rensselaer finished the regular season with a 6-5 overall… Read More

Athletics Teams Support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Women's lacrosse, ice hockey teams participated


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, breast cancer awareness supporters and advocates find ways to unite as a community and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. Last month, members of the Rensselaer women’s lacrosse and women’s hockey teams joined thousands to participate in the American Cancer Society’s 19th annual… Read More

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