Collegiate athletics veteran and TV broadcaster to oversee move to GNAC

The Boston Globe: Pam Roecker hopes to lead Regis athletics to next level

Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, named Pam Roecker its Dean of Athletics. Roecker, a 30-year collegiate administrator and coach, will lead the university’s transition to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). The new post oversees the athletics department consisting of 18 teams in the NCAA’s Division III.

“Athletics is a core component of our identity at Regis and we’re proud of our tremendous success in the classroom and on the field,” said President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “Having Pam join our team will ensure our future success during this exciting transition to the GNAC.”

“This is the most dynamic, exciting, and vibrant time in the university’s history and I am thrilled to be leading this program into its next chapter,” said Roecker. “Dedicated coaches, talented administrators and staff members exhibit a daily commitment to providing every student-athlete with a competitive, supportive and challenging NCAA Division III experience that is consistent with our mission.”

For the last 15 years, Roecker has served as a television broadcaster for college basketball games on major networks including ESPN3, Comcast SportsNet and NESN.

During that time, Roecker also served as the Director of Athletics and Recreation for GNAC member Emmanuel College in Boston from 2003 to 2015. She most recently held the same position for Gann Academy in Waltham.

Roecker has extensive coaching experience serving as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Massachusetts and later at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. In 1990, Roecker was named the head coach of the women’s basketball team at Wagner College in New York City. In 1998, she was appointed the head coach for Loyola University in Chicago.

Roecker graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She was a member of the basketball team and an Academic All-American. In 1995, she was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame. Roecker also holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Wagner.