The Colgate Scene ON-LINE

by Robert D. Cornell

Who said you can't go home again? That's not the case here, Thomas Wolfe. Several coaches, beginning with football's Hal Lahar and including Fred Dunlap '50, Mike Foley '78 and Dick Biddle, have all returned to Red Raider staffs at one time in their careers. Now former Colgate assistant hockey coach Stan Moore has retraced his steps to the Red Raider camp. Moore, who was an assistant coach here from 1992 to 1996, has returned as the first assistant with the hockey program after two seasons as head coach at Union College. He replaces Chris Wells, who left to take an assistant coaching job at Western Michigan University.

"It's nice to be back," Moore said. "I've always enjoyed my association with Colgate and look forward to working with Donny (Vaughan) again."

"This is a great thing for Colgate hockey," head coach Vaughan proclaimed. "We are bringing back someone who meant a lot to the program. I'm thrilled that Stan's back. I think it says a lot about Colgate hockey, the university and the community that he would choose to come back." A native of Massena, N.Y., Moore capped off an incredible first season as Union's head coach when he became the first ECAC rookie coach to be named Coach of the Year in 1996-97. He also made Union College history that year, guiding the Dutchmen to an 18-win campaign and a fifth-place finish in the ECAC. Last year the Dutchmen posted a 6-22-4 overall record.

Molly Ryan '00, outside midfielder and MVP of last season's Patriot League tournament, is back drilling with the Red Raiders, seven-time champions over the last eight years.

Other new faces
The Colgate athletic department has several other new faces this year. Frank White, former CEO and president of Mid-State Raceway, Inc., was named assistant athletic director, replacing Kenny Gamble '88, who left in May to take a position with Adidas in New York City.

"We are very pleased that Frank has joined us," Director of Athletics Mark Murphy '77 commented. "He has a tremendous background for the position. His experience at Vernon Downs, as well as his knowledge of the local business community, will be great assets for Colgate."

Declan Walsh and Jude Boyle have been added to the football staff. Walsh was an assistant coach at the University at Albany, while Boyle comes from Lock Haven University.

Maureen Alonzo and Stacy Billman are new faces in the sports medicine office. Alonzo will fill the resident assistant athletic trainer position, while Billman serves as the athletic trainer intern.

Dennis Csensits, an assistant men's basketball coach at the Citadel for the past two seasons, has been named to a similar position under first year head coach Emmett Davis. Kevin Curley has taken the position of volunteer assistant for the men's basketball program. Curley, a graduate of Penn State University, he spent the past four seasons at Bethany (WV) College.

T.J. Ragan, an assistant strength coach at the University of Nebraska, has been named supervisor of the Wm. Brian Little Fitness Center and strength and conditioning coach for the Red Raider athletic teams. Ragan, 30, replaces Dave Lang, who resigned earlier this summer to become strength and conditioning coach at Washington State University.

Dianne Cegielski, named assistant field hockey coach, came from James Madison University, where she was a four-year letterwinner for the Dukes.

Former Red Raider standout Danielle Caro '93 returns as assistant women's lacrosse coach after serving as head coach at Manhattan College for the past two seasons.

Bob Dallis was appointed head coach of men's and women's tennis, replacing Rene Vidal, who served as interim head coach during the 1997-98 season. Dallis is coming off an 11-year stint as the head men's tennis coach at Boston University.

New leadership
Captains for fall sports: Scott Jackson, men's soccer; Heidi Schmitz, Wendy Schreiber and Julieta Mendez, women's soccer; Theodore Crispino and Jonathan Holmes, men's cross country; Ashley Critchlow, Anne Lilburn, women's cross country; Kara Wojdula, Hilary Meyer and Molly Russo, field hockey and Tara Lyons and Melanie Randall, volleyball.