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Marty Scarano To Retire As UNH Athletics Director In 2022

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DURHAM — College of New Hampshire Director of Athletics Marty Scarano introduced Monday he’ll retire from his place following the 2021-22 season, his twenty second yr at UNH and his forty first in faculty athletics.  

“I really feel really blessed and grateful to have served UNH as its athletic director for the final 22 years,” Scarano stated in a ready assertion launched by the varsity. “Collectively, as a division and an establishment, we’ve got achieved an incredible deal. I’ve cherished the privilege of working alongside many, many gifted and devoted colleagues who care as deeply about this College as I do. Most of all, I’m so very happy with our student-athletes and am honored to have shared in every one among their accomplishments through the years.  

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Marty Scarano is set to retire as the University of New Hampshire's director of athletics in 2022.

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“Whereas we’ve got achieved many great issues, there may be nonetheless a lot extra to accomplish,” Scarano added. “I’ve at all times embraced change, and it’s the acceptable time for UNH to discover somebody who will lead this division to new heights. I’m very enthusiastic about the way forward for UNH athletics. I do know that this place will at all times be a big a part of me. I’ll perpetually be a Wildcat, as will my household.”   

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College President James Dean introduced a nationwide search to discover a new director of athletics will start instantly. Scarano is predicted to stay on the college by the top of the educational yr and help in the transition course of. 

“It’s with blended emotions that I announce Marty Scarano will retire as director of athletics on the finish of the present season after 22 years with the college,” Dean stated. “I’m grateful for Marty’s robust dedication to the college, the athletics program and all our student-athletes.” 

In Scarano’s time, the Wildcats have captured 60 league championships, produced greater than 100 All-People, boasted 61 convention coach of the yr recipients, one nationwide champion (Elle Purrier, 2018) and a nationwide championship runner-up (males’s hockey, 2003) throughout Scarano’s greater than two-decade run.  

Wildcat student-athletes have excelled in teachers throughout his administration. Within the spring of 2015, UNH opened the $2 million Watkins Middle for Pupil-Athlete Excellence on the Discipline Home, funded solely by non-public donations, which offers all college students who try to steadiness the challenges of representing UNH as college students and as Division I athletes. In November 2020, the UNH athletic division earned an NCAA Commencement Success Fee of 95%, which was No. 2 nationally amongst land-grant universities, and the college has received the America East Educational Cup for highest cumulative GPA 4 occasions in the final seven years (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019). 

Scarano’s legacy consists of the greater than $60 million in capital enhancements. Highlights embody the development and 2016 opening of Wildcat Stadium, a $27-million multi-purpose facility that changed decrepit Cowell Stadium.

Part 1 of the Tucker Discipline mission, accomplished in the summer time of 2019, featured a $3.7 million funding in a state-of-the-art artificial discipline that serves as the present observe discipline and future residence stadium for Wildcat males’s and ladies’s soccer packages and the ladies’s lacrosse program in addition to actively internet hosting Oyster River Youth Affiliation occasions.  

Scarano helped elevate UNH athletics onto the collegiate nationwide stage by internet hosting many main NCAA championships, together with a number of males’s hockey regional championships, ladies’s hockey Frozen Fours, NCAA ski championships and ladies’s gymnastics regional championships.  

In 2007, Scarano was awarded the Nationwide Affiliation of School Administrators of Athletics (NACDA) AD of the 12 months for the FCS. Moreover, he was named the All-American Soccer Basis Athletic Director of the 12 months for FCS soccer in the Northeast area.

On the convention degree, Scarano has served as a member of the NCAA D-I Soccer Championship Committee, Chairperson of Athletic Administrators Council for America East, chair of CAA Soccer, chair of the NCAA Division I Males’s Ice Hockey Committee and is at present a member of the America East Govt Committee.

Earlier than arriving at UNH, Scarano held the place of athletics director at Colorado School (1996-2000) and spent 13 years at Colgate College (1983-96), as assistant director of athletics, director of bodily training, affiliate director, and senior affiliate director. The 1978 graduate of Penn State College began his athletic profession as assistant ticket supervisor and the athletics occasions supervisor for his alma mater from 1980-83; he subsequently earned a grasp’s diploma in environmental historical past from Colgate.  

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