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Athletics staff updates
Skidmores acting director of athletics for 2002-03 is Jeffrey Segrave, womens tennis coach and professor of exercise science. He takes over for Tim Brown, who stepped down as athletics director but continues as golf coach. Skidmore will conduct a national search for a new athletics director this year.
Segrave is considered one of the nations top tennis coaches, with a 375-151 record in twenty-four seasons; he has won several coach-of-the-year awards. His Thoroughbreds have been nationally ranked for fifteen of the past eighteen seasons, and they won the 1998 Division III national championship.
Having committed my professional career to Skidmore, Segrave says, Im delighted to be able to serve the college as athletics director.
To free up Segrave for his new duties, Heather Wood 01 is coaching womens tennis this year. Wood played for Skidmores 1998 national championship team and worked as a tennis pro in California.
Womens lacrosse and field hockey coach Beth Hallenbeck has been appointed associate athletics director by Segrave. Hallenbeck has cut back from head coach to assistant coach in lacrosse, but continues as head coach for field hockey. Mark McCormick, in his second year at Skidmore, continues as assistant coach in field hockey, but moves up from assistant to head coach in womens lacrosse.
Jill Belding takes over the swimming and diving team this year. An assistant swim coach and teaching fellow at Smith College last year, Belding was a four-time All-America at Swarthmore College and has extensive coaching experience with regional swim clubs.
Skidmore basketball standout David Burch 99 is the new administrative intern for the athletics program. Burch returns to Skidmore after playing three years of pro ball in England and Norway. WJ