FOSCA Stories

In Their Words - Spring 2015

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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.

Staying on Top

Dylan Sheehan2Recovering from an injury, senior Dylan Sheehan never let his grades nor his spirit slip


As both a coach and a professor, Men’s Head Lacrosse Coach Keith Bugbee wants his players to be competitive and academically successful. That is why he holds study halls for first-year players, schedules his practices around class time, and, for the most part, plans overnight trips to away games on the weekends so his players do not have to miss class.

Announcing 2015 Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend April 17 and 18, 2015

The Department of Athletics is proud to announce the first Springfield College Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend.

Daytona Beach Shootout

Springfield College women’s basketball Head Coach Naomi Graves wishes she had a videocamera handy when she told her players they were making a special trip to Florida in December to compete in the Daytona Beach Shootout.

In Their Words

Liz Hurley ’13It is always nice for a player to get a new warm-up outfit or play on a new turf field, but what really made the experience a positive one for me were all the encouraging interactions and relationships with coaches and teammates.