The Colgate Scene
November 2007

Raider notebook

Athletics director Dave Roach announced the promotion of Shondell Reed to senior associate athletic director for external and internal relations. Reed replaces Kevin Hatcher, who was named athletics director at California State University — San Bernardino.

Reed had been serving as associate director of compliance since last October, after joining the Colgate staff as an assistant director of athletics in August 2004.

"Shondell has developed our compliance program and has built many great relationships in the area of academic support," said Roach. "He is highly respected by all of our coaches and the many campus constituents he has worked with."

In coaching news, men's basketball head coach Emmett Davis has a new staff. Joining as assistant coaches are Bill Holden, Kelvin Jefferson, and Aaron Marshall, while Greg Snyder is volunteer director of basketball operations.

Other new coaching staff members include Robert "Mac" Gifford as the new men's golf head coach; Stephanie Hopf as assistant women's rowing coach; Edward Hefferon as assistant swimming and diving coach; and Gabe Sanders as assistant men's cross country and track and field coach.

Veteran Colgate athletic trainer Marty Erb has announced his retirement at the end of the 2007—2008 season. Currently in his 35th year on the Raider staff, Erb has been responsible for the administrative operation of the sports medicine program, in addition to having additional duties within the athletics department.

"I have had the honor of working with many wonderful students and staff in my time at Colgate, and those memories will be with me forever," said Erb. "Jane and I will miss Colgate and Hamilton, but look forward to our future with enthusiasm and excitement. Colgate will always be a part of us."

With the hockey season ready to kick into high gear, the men's team was picked to finish fifth in the ECAC Hockey League preseason media poll and sixth in the coaches' poll. The league also announced its preseason coaches' and media all-league teams. Tyler Burton '08 earned a spot on both six-man teams, and Jesse Winchester '08 was one of three forwards on the coaches' team.

Meanwhile, the women's team was selected to finish fourth in the league, which is its highest preseason ranking in program history. The Raiders received votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason poll.

Two athletic events are scheduled to be aired on ESPNU. Men's hockey will appear on Sunday, Nov. 11, against Yale (4 p.m.), while men's basketball will host American on Sunday, Feb. 17 (noon).

The hockey team is also scheduled to appear on NESN against Quinnipiac on Sunday, Feb. 24 (12:30 p.m.).

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