February 16, 2009
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
GMC Appoints New Director of Athletics
POULTNEY--Green Mountain College announced today that Marybeth S. Lennox has been selected as the College's new athletic director.
"Marybeth is a seasoned professional who brings a rare blend of coaching and administrative experience to the College," said Green Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn. "We're very pleased we could lure her back north to continue our proud athletic traditions here at GMC."
Lennox began career in athletics as an assistant women's soccer coach at her alma mater, SUNY Binghamton. She was later appointed as interim soccer head coach from 1997-1998. During her 11 years at Binghamton she moved steadily up the administrative ladder, assisting in the university's transition from an NCAA Division III program to Division I. From 2003-2005 she worked as associate athletics director at Binghamton before moving to Washington D.C. where she served as athletic director at Trinity University.
Lennox earned bachelor's degrees in mathematics and psychology at SUNY Binghamton where she also played soccer. She received a master of arts in social sciences from Binghamton and earned credits toward a master's degree in business administration at the university.
Her outside interests include running-she has completed five marathons and participated in numerous 5 kilometer, 15-kilometer, 20-kilometer and half marathon races. Lennox's community service activities include volunteering as a leadership council representative for the American Heart Association of Binghamton. From 1997-2005 she was a youth minister for the Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Endicott, N.Y. where she taught confirmation classes, led retreats, and served on the religious education board. Lennox also has professional experience working as a field organizer for the Washington D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign.
Lennox's appointment marks the end of a three-month search that attracted over 130 applications. She received strong support from the internal search committee and an endorsement from North Atlantic Conference Commissioner Julie Muller. "I believe Marybeth's enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment to the well being of student-athletes will allow her to make a great impact on this unique campus and to the North Atlantic Conference," Muller said.
As athletic director, Lennox will supervise the College's 14 interscholastic sports programs for men and women and oversee athletic training and sports information activities. She will take up her new duties in early March. Green Mountain College is a member of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC), a Division III athletic conference in the New England Region.