Michelle Lee Scecina '97 G'01 Named Assistant Athletic Director For Student-Athlete Enhancement

Michelle Lee Scecina '97 G'01 Named Assistant Athletic Director For Student-Athlete Enhancement

Springfield, Mass. – January 4, 2018 - Springfield College Director of Athletics, Dr. Craig Poisson, is pleased to announce that Michelle Lee Scecina '97 G'01 has been named the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enhancement at Springfield College.

"It's great to have Michelle back on Alden Street, a place where she built her foundation in college athletics as a former Springfield College student-athlete and graduate assistant.  She possesses the skill set that aligns with what we are trying to accomplish with this revamped position," explained Poisson.  "Under her direction, I'm confident we will be able to enhance the opportunities that come along with being a student-athlete at Springfield College."

"It's a great feeling to be returning home to Springfield College. I'm really looking forward to working with the entire athletic department to help provide a positive experience for all student-athletes. I'd like to thank Dr. Poisson and the search committee for the opportunity," said Lee Scecina. 

Lee Scecina is regarded as one of the finest women's basketball players in Springfield College history.  The only player in program history to end her career reaching both 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, she was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. 

For the past 14 seasons, Lee Scecina has been the head women's basketball coach at Mount Holyoke College.  Under her direction, the Lyons captured the NEWMAC regular season championship and an ECAC Division III New England title in 2005, before she directed Mount Holyoke to their first-ever NEWMAC Championship during the 2006-07 campaign.  For her efforts, Lee Scecina was selected as the NEWMAC Coach of the Year in guiding the Lyons to a spot in the NCAA Division III Championship for the first time in program history.  Prior to taking over as Mount Holyoke head coach, Lee Scecina served as an assistant for two years at MHC from 2002-04. 

In addition to her coaching duties, Lee Scecina was a senior lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics at Mount Holyoke College and served as the Co-President of the New England Women's Basketball Association.  During her time at Mount Holyoke, she also had a variety of administrative responsibilities, including event management, helping organize the Friends of Mount Holyoke Athletics Golf Tournament as one of the co-chairs, and serving as the coaches council chair, a liaison between the head coaches and athletic administrators.

Lee Scecina, who earned a Bachelor's in Physical Education from Springfield College in 1997, remained with the Pride after graduation and served as a graduate assistant coach alongside head coach Naomi Graves.  During her time on the sidelines with Springfield, she helped the Pride to a pair of NEWMAC Championships, including a record-setting 2002 campaign that saw Springfield establish the most wins in a season (25) and reach the NCAA Division III Championship Regional Semifinals.  She graduated with a Master of Education in Health in 2001.