SUNY Cobleskill Names Marie Curran-Headley New Athletic Director

SUNY Cobleskill Names Marie Curran-Headley New Athletic Director

Release and photo provided by SUNY Cobleskill Director of Sports Information Mitch Tomaszkiewicz

COBLESKILL, N.Y. — SUNY Cobleskill is proud to announce that Marie Curran-Headley will join the College as its new Athletic Director beginning August 14. Curran-Headley brings valuable experience in strategic leadership and diversity initiatives, large-scale tournament organization, fiscal management, and athletics administration. 

“It is my pleasure to welcome Marie Curran-Headley to SUNY Cobleskill,” said SUNY Cobleskill President Dr. Marion A. Terenzio. “Her successes as a leader, a manager, a coach, and an athlete will greatly benefit the entire campus community. We look forward to a bright future of Fighting Tiger Athletics under her guidance and vision.”

"I am truly honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the Athletic Department at SUNY Cobleskill. I want to thank President Marion Terenzio and Vice President for Student Affairs Anne Hopkins Gross for their confidence in me," Curran-Headley said. "I am passionate about the success of our student athletes and dedicated to enhancing their overall experience on and off the field. We will work to build on our past success and rise higher in our future. It is a privilege to join the Fighting Tiger family.”

At SUNY Cobleskill, Curran-Headley will oversee 19 individual and team NCAA Division III sports and more than 250 Fighting Tiger athletes. She is the sixth person to hold the position since SUNY Cobleskill became affiliated with a national governing body in 1946.

Curran-Headley comes to SUNY Cobleskill from The State University of New York College at Buffalo, where she served as Assistant Director of Athletics. Prior to working at Buffalo State, Curran-Headley acquired 13 years of Division I coaching experience and had an accomplished four-year softball career at the Division III level. She has coached softball at the University at Buffalo, Northern Illinois University, and Creighton University.

Curran-Headley is pursuing a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University at Buffalo. She holds a bachelor's in exercise science from Trenton State, a master's in sports administration from Canisius and a master's of library science from UB. She is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and the National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletic Administrators.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf).  The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s and women’s tennis.  For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.