HENNIKER, N.H. – New England College has announced today the hiring of Dave DeCew as the new Director of Athletics.
Dave has been at NEC since 2003 when he was hired as Head Coach for Men's Soccer and Men's Baseball. During that time, Dave has led his team to win the NAC championship (soccer) in 2016. Dave was named North Atlantic Conference Coach of the year in both 2012 and 2014. Most recently, Dave has served as Interim Associate Director of Athletics, leading the athletic division following Lou Izzi's departure as Director. Dave has served in numerous leadership roles at NEC, including having served on the Athletic Advisory Council, Staff Executive Council, and as a Student Conduct Panelist. Dave has done much community service in his career including serving as baseball director for Henniker Youth Athletics and participating in Team Impact with the NEC men's soccer team.
"I am truly honored to be chosen as the next Director of Athletics at New England College," said DeCew. "I want to thank President Perkins, the senior team, and the members of the search committee for offering me this opportunity to expand my role in the Athletic Department of our great institution."
"My time here at NEC has given me a great appreciation for how athletics can impact our student-athletes and our entire community positively. We have a tremendous staff that will remain committed to academic success and competitiveness through expert recruitment, engagement and retention, and the overall student-athlete experience. "
President Michele Perkins added, "It has been a pleasure working with Dave during his brief tenure as Associate AD and I am highly confident that he will lead our vibrant and growing athletics program to even greater heights."
A graduate of Bowdoin College, Dave majored in Government and Legal Studies played varsity soccer and baseball and was awarded the Outstanding Male Athlete Award in 1999. He was named NSCAA All-American in 1997 and 1998, and NESCAC Player of the Year in Baseball in 1999.
Release courtesy of NEC Sports Information