Quincy Sun// Published August 31, 2017 // By Quincy Sun Staff
As Quincy College continues to expand and innovate across its campuses, program offerings, and student activities, Quincy College has started a brand new Athletics program joining the NJCAA offering competitive sports to the college community. The name of the Quincy College athletic teams is: Granite.
” As Quincy College experiences record growth and increasing student enrollment, we remain focused on teaching and learning one student at a time. As we look ahead to the 2017-2018 academic year, we continue to provide exemplary student experiences, in and out of the classroom, forging opportunities for athletic and academic success,” states Quincy College President Peter H. Tsaffaras.
The college has hired Athletic Director, Josh Motroni, a native of Weymouth, Massachusetts, who will continue to develop this program and provide athletic opportunities for students. Mr. Motroni is a lifelong sports enthusiast. He has over 15 years coaching experience from high school boys and girls basketball through women’s college basketball both in community college and NCAA Division III. Mr. Motroni earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from St. Joseph’s College. One constant in Mr. Motroni’s experience is his dedication to improving student athletes both on and off the court. In addition, he has a proven track record of positive interaction with student athletes, faculty and the greater college community.
Reflecting on the growth of Quincy College Athletics as the Athletic Director, Josh Motroni states: ” I am thankful to President Tsaffaras for giving me this opportunity to build and lead the Athletic Department here at Quincy College. I look forward along with our coaches to fielding competitive teams in the NJCAA as well as fun intramural programs that embody the high standards set forth by Quincy College.”
Quincy College Athletics has also hired Men’s Basketball Coach Doug Scott, a Quincy native and Quincy High School graduate and Men’s Soccer Coach, Idris Senyonjo, a native of Uganda who played Semi-Professional Soccer for Express FC.
Coach Scott was a 4 year starter, leading Quincy High School to 2 Patriot League titles and is the all-time leading scorer in the city of Quincy. Doug went on to play basketball at Massasoit Community College where he continued to excel. He was named NJCAA Division 2 first team All-New England. Following his playing career, Coach Scott began coaching at the high school level as an assistant coach at Quincy High School. He also coached for several AAU programs on the South Shore.
Doug stays active in the community serving as director of summer leadership camps for the BO Foundation servicing over 100 adolescents during the summer evenings.
Coach Idris moved to the United States to attend UMass Boston to study Biology and continue his soccer career in 2009. After earning His Bachelors degree, Senyonjo shifted from playing to coaching. Since 2012, he has coached many youth levels including the U19 Mass Youth District 2 team along with the U18 Girls and U12 Boys teams for America FC United based out of Quincy. Along with building the Quincy College Men’s program, Senyonjo works for Best Doctors Inc.
This is Quincy College’s first foray into the NJCAA. In the past Quincy College athletes were members of the Boston Small College Conference and competed in basketball, hockey, tennis, and golf.
For more information on the Quincy College Athletics program, visit: quincycollege.edu/granite.