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Gibson Named Director of Athletics at Merrimack College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Jeremy Gibson, a senior associate director of athletics at Harvard, has been chosen as the new director of athletics at Merrimack College.

Gibson, who began his career at Harvard in 1996, will lead the transition of Merrimack’s athletic program to Division I.

“I am very proud that for the past 15+ years at Harvard I have had the opportunity to forge incredible relationships and partnerships with amazing students, coaches, administrators, faculty and alumni from across this great university,” Gibson said. Through its collective talent, dedication, insight and generosity, Harvard Athletics advances its standing as THE model of college athletics.”

Gibson most recently served as a senior associate director of athletics at Harvard with responsibilities spanning varsity sport supervision, capital planning, facilities and operations, event management and oversight of the department’s alumni relations and stewardship efforts.

“Jeremy will be tremendous in his new role at Merrimack,” said Bob Scalise, Harvard’s Nichols Family Director of Athletics. “He served Harvard very well during his tenure with us. Jeremy was involved with several facility, event management, alumni relation and stewardship roles at Harvard and is prepared for this position at Merrimack. He is a real success story for Harvard Athletics, having first joined our staff as an intern. Over the years, he took on more responsibility and advanced to the level of senior associate director of athletics. We will miss him, and we wish him well.”

After interning at Harvard, Gibson worked with both the Boston Red Sox and New Britain Rock Cats (Minnesota Twins AA affiliate). He then returned to Harvard as assistant director of athletic operations and has held the titles of assistant director of athletics and associate director of athletics, prior to being promoted to senior associate director of athletics in 2010.

A 1995 graduate from Bowdoin College where he was a four-year starter on the baseball team and team captain as a senior.Gibson has served on numerous committees including the NCAA Lacrosse Championship Local Organizing Committee, Men’s & Women’s Beanpot Executive Committees, ECAC Hockey Executive Committee (Chair) and has served as the Ivy League administrator for a variety of sports. He has also participated on a number of committees at Harvard beyond athletics supporting issues ranging from campus master planning, human resources strategy, commencement & reunion planning, academic advising and community relations.