Poultney, VT - Green Mountain College announced today that Keith Bosley, currently the Senior Associate Athletic Director and Women's Head Soccer Coach at Husson University, has been named Director of Athletics at Green Mountain College.
"We are delighted to welcome such a well-respected and enthusiastic staff member to our Eagle community," announced Green Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn. "Keith is well-established within both the coaching and administrative ranks and we are pleased to be able to attract an individual of his caliber to GMC."
Bosley, a Pennsylvania native, attended the University of Maine, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1977 and was a member of the varsity rugby and soccer teams. He furthered his education by completing a Master's in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University in 2009.
Bosley has more than 10 years of experience in college sports administration. He served as Husson's Sports Information Director and Assistant Athletic Director before his appointment as Senior Associate Director at the University. At Husson, he had responsibilities for fundraising, compliance, facilities and game management, and helped facilitate capital project campaigns.
"Keith has done everything [in athletics] at Husson University," said Bob Reasso, current Athletic Director at Husson. "He is certainly ready to take the next step within athletics administration at the collegiate level."
While coaching at Husson, Bosley has focused on achieving and sustaining a higher level of academic and athletic achievement for his soccer players. His varsity teams have averaged greater than a 3.3 GPA during his tenure, with one academic all-American honoree and 27 conference all-academic team members since 2003 when Husson joined the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) as a full-time member. During his 14 years as a head coach, Bosley has built a 163-97-7 record. His teams have been competitive, with four NAC championships and five NCAA tournament appearances.
John Rubino; the Vice President of Administration at Husson; said, "Keith exhibits a great will to win, but places a large emphasis on recruiting good students. He is a very hard worker and carries out his duties and responsibilities with an incredible amount of integrity."
Bosley will get the opportunity to continue to oversee the development of top-notch student-athletes as he begins at Green Mountain College. This past spring semester, GMC tied for the most NAC All-Academic honorees in the conference.
Outside of the athletics, Bosley focuses a lot of time on his other passions. He is very close with his two daughters Bethany and Elissa as well as his two eight-week-old twin grandchildren. When he is not spending time with his family he can be found on the water, and biking and hiking trails.
Bosley's appointment marks the end of a two-month search that attracted over 100 applicants from across the country. He received strong support from the internal search committee and an endorsement from NAC Commissioner Julie Muller.
"Keith is man of good character and demonstrates a commitment to the [ideals] for which Division III stands," said Muller. "He is especially passionate about issues of diversity which was evident in his work with the NAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee."
As athletic director, Bosley will have responsibility for 12 varsity teams and their coaches. The department of athletics also supports a community program involving the student-athletes and manages the College's athletic facilities, including the swimming pool, Eagle Dome, fitness center and varsity facilities. Green Mountain College is a member of the NAC, a Division III athletic conference in the New England Region.
"We are fortunate to bring Keith Bosley to Green Mountain College," said Joe Petrick, Vice President of Student Life. He is a seasoned athletic administrator with a proven record of success who promises to be a good fit for the College and our continued development."
Bosley is anxious to get started and will begin his work at GMC August 6, 2012.
"I am excited and honored for the opportunity to work and grow with the student-athletes, athletic staff and entire Green Mountain community," declared Bosley.