FOSCA Stories

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Carrying the Torch

This is Newark, New Jersey. This is the inner city. This is one of the worst performing public school districts in the state. This is exactly where John Curtis ’71, G’73, wanted to be. This was his home.

It started at 10 years old, when the Newark native visited his brother who was playing football at a college in Springfield, Mass. 

Looking the Part

In the fall of 1965, Springfield College was not only the right place for Jean (Unberg) MacIntyre ’69, it was the right time. The future physical education teacher chose the College for its stellar academic reputation and happened to arrive at a time when women’s athletic programs were taking off. MacIntyre’s main interest was playing field hockey but she stayed open to other sports since coaches were hoping to keep their rosters full in those first few years of women’s sports.

Athletics’ New Look

After consulting with student-athletes, coaches, and administrators, the Springfield College Department of Athletics adopted a new primary logo in the summer of 2015. Athletic teams will now be represented with a two-tone block “S” logo.

100 Years of Track and Field

The genesis of track and field at Springfield College can be traced to Coach Louis Schroeder, who was able to get the Intercollegiate Association to make Springfield College eligible for intercollegiate competition in 1914. Although the team only competed as a club, the following year it had its first meet as an official team. 

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A Sport and an Art Form

Women’s head gymnastics coach retires after 35 years of coaching successful women and reimagining the exhibition show

The Storied Career of Pam Hixon '73

Pam Hixon ’73 can’t stop talking about her coaches. She has been a world-class athlete. She has coached both national and Olympic teams. And yet, she still defers her success to her beginnings at Springfield College.

Dream to Read

The men’s basketball program promotes reading at local schools

Dream 2 Read

They wanted to know what college life was like. They wanted to know why reading was important.

But mostly, they wanted to know “can you slam dunk?”

Managing Her Team

Tammy Owen ’84, G’86, was chief operating officer at Buffalo General Medical Center where she worked for 24 years—until something did not feel right.Tammy Owens

“It was becoming more and more political. It just wasn’t fun anymore and I found I couldn’t use the leadership style that worked for me,” Owen said. “So I left.”

Why Conditioning Matters

Springfield College was the only graduate program to which Mike Morgan, CSCS, applied. Through his internship as an Mike Morganundergraduate, he met a number of alumni of the Springfield College Strength and Conditioning Program and knew it was the best place for him.