New Massasoit Community College Athletics Director Prepares for 2023-2024 Season
Erica Rivers, a Brockton native and experienced leader, named Warriors Athletics Director in July
BROCKTON, Mass (Aug. 21, 2023) – Massasoit Community College is preparing for the 2023 – 2024 season under the leadership of Erica Rivers, who was recently named Director of Massasoit’s NJCAA athletics program the Warriors.
Erica comes to Massasoit with 15 years of leadership experience in collegiate athletics, higher education, and nonprofits. Her most recent NJCAA role was as Director of Athletics and Student Life at Roxbury Community College, where she was the Region 21 Women’s Assistant Regional Director under the tutelage of former Massasoit Athletics Director, Julie Mulvey. As Massasoit’s Director of Athletics, Rivers will supervise nine staff and coaches, and oversee teams with over 100 student-athletes.
“We are excited to welcome Erica, a seasoned and experienced leader, to our Warrior Athletics team,” said Ray DiPasquale, president of Massasoit Community College. “Our athletics program is a vital part of the Massasoit community, an important part of the student experience, and is critical for student recruitment and retention.”
In addition to her athletics experience, she was most recently the Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources for Tenacity, a city-wide Boston youth development organization focused on closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for underserved Boston youth.
Rivers is a graduate of Brockton High School and Springfield College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management. She later earned a master’s degree in management from Cambridge College. She played basketball at the high school level and was a shot putter on the track & field team on the collegiate level.
“I am honored to be joining Massasoit’s storied and championship-winning athletics program,” said Rivers. “We plan to make every effort to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as collaborate with Massasoit’s students, faculty, coaches, school administrators, and the community to build upon on the success and integrity of the Athletics Department.”
For the 2023-2024 academic year, Massasoit Community College will field five NJCAA teams. The volleyball, baseball, and men’s and women’s basketball teams compete in the NJCAA Division III Region 21. The men’s soccer team competes in the NJCAA Division II Region 21.
For more information about Warriors Athletics, tryouts, and how to play for the College, call the Massasoit Athletics Department at 508-588-9100.
Founded in 1966, Massasoit Community College offers students from southeastern Massachusetts and beyond access to more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs across arts, sciences, applied sciences, healthcare, and technology at locations in Brockton, Canton, Middleborough, and online. More than 8,000 students enroll for credit at Massasoit each year; another 1,500 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses. Typically, more than 800 students graduate from Massasoit with an associate degree or certificate each year. Massasoit students are given access to wraparound services provided on campus to support their success inside and outside the classroom. For more information, visit massasoit.edu.