Tom Reinisch of North Greenbush has been named the director of athletics of Hudson Valley Community College.
Prior to this appointment, Reinisch served as Hudson Valley's baseball coach for the last 10 seasons, leading the Vikings to nine consecutive Region III final four appearances. His team advanced to the NJCAA Division III World Series in 2001 and set a Region III record with 42 wins in 2004. He is a two-time Paul Bishop Coach of the Year Award winner.
"Hudson Valley's athletic program and its student-athletes are recognized nationally each year for their success in the classroom and on the playing field," said President Andrew J. Matonak. "We are excited to have Tom Reinisch as our director of athletics and fully expect the program to build upon its success under Tom's leadership."
As the director of athletics, Reinisch will oversee Hudson Valley's 14 varsity sports along with the college's intramural program. Approximately 250 students participate in intercollegiate athletics at Hudson Valley each school year. He replaces Andrew M. Marrochello, who resigned in August to take an associate athletic director's position at Boston University; he had been athletic director since 1997.
A Hudson Valley employee since 1993, Reinisch was hired first as an admissions counselor, and has served as the associate director of student development in the college's Center for Counseling and Transfer since 2000.
"I want to thank Dr. Matonak for giving me this opportunity," Reinisch said. "I see it as a great honor and I am looking forward to the challenge."
Reinisch holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Coastal Carolina University and a master's degree in public administration from Western Kentucky University. He lives in North Greenbush with his wife Cathy, and their children, Benjamin and Emma.
Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.