F&M Relaunches Faculty Athletic Mentor Program

F&M Relaunches Faculty Athletic Mentor Program

Philosophy

The Franklin & Marshall Faculty Athletic Mentor (FAM) program provides an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between intercollegiate athletics and the rigors of the academic experience at F&M. The program integrates academics and athletics to effectively work together to support the mission of the College.  The partnership helps student-athletes balance their academic learning and athletic endeavors as both play an intrinsic role in the liberal arts education. 

Objectives

  • To enhance communication between faculty and students.
  • To offer student-athletes and faculty members the opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the educational mission and its application in intercollegiate athletics.
  • To provide student-athletes with an additional opportunity to receive faculty mentoring.
  • To allow faculty members an “inside look” at the responsibility that student-athletes must adopt to succeed – academically, personally and athletically.

The list of Faculty Athletic Mentors and their respective teams may be found below.

Sport Faculty Mentor Department
Baseball Joe Pritchett Director of Faith & Meaning
Men's Basketball Danel Draguljic Mathematics
Women's Basketball Daniel Ardia Biology
Cross Country, Track & Field (M/W) Matt Schousen Government
Field Hockey Jaime Blair Biology
Football Ryan Lacy Psychology
Golf (M/W) Jon Stone Russian Studies
Men's Lacrosse Jeffrey Podoshen Marketing
Women's Lacrosse Ryan Lacy Psychology
Rowing (M/W) Janet Fischer Biology
Men's Soccer TBA  
Women's Soccer Alex Roomets Economics
Softball TBA  
Squash (M/W) Nicholas Montemarano English
Swimming (M/W) John and Libby Modern Religious Studies
Tennis (M/W) Michael Penn Psychology
Volleyball Rick Moog Chemistry
Wrestling Ken Hess Chemistry