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Merrimack Names Gibson New AD

CHN Staff Report

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Jeremy Gibson has been named the new athletic director at Merrimack. Gibson comes to Merrimack from Harvard, where he was serving as Senior Associate Athletic Director. He had been with the Crimson since 1997.

“The College is pleased to welcome Mr. Gibson to the Merrimack community,” said Christopher Hopey, Merrimack’s president. “Merrimack strongly believes that Mr. Gibson’s skills will augment those already present in the department and help the College continue its momentum.”

Working in the Harvard athletic department since 1997, Gibson leaves his current position as a senior manager for the largest and oldest Division I athletic program in the country. At Harvard, Gibson had sport oversight of many varsity programs, including men’s and women’s ice hockey.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Merrimack community,” he said. “I am incredibly grateful to President Hopey, Vice President Abowitz and the entire search committee for this very exciting opportunity.  I am eager to work with such a talented and dedicated group of students, coaches, administrators, faculty and alumni as we collectively build on the success of our programs and pursue the bold and ambitious goals that have been charted for department and the College.”

As Director of Athletics, Gibson will oversee a growing and successful athletic department at Merrimack that continues to build momentum as it looks toward a move to Division I athletics. Merrimack currently sponsors 22 sports, with women’s swimming beginning in 2013-14 and women’s hockey beginning in 2014-15.

Gibson has served on numerous committees including the NCAA Lacrosse Championship Local Organizing Committee, ECAC Hockey Executive Committee (Chair) and has served as the Ivy League administrator for a variety of sports.

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