New Website! Meet the Club Sports Staff

New Website! Meet the Club Sports Staff

Welcome to the New Club Sports and Intramurals website! Here you will find all your information regarding each club sport team and program as well as intramural information. Each team will have its own headline page with frequent updates, as well as an updated roster, coaching staff, stats and potential recruiting forms! Below you'll find bio's of each member of the Club Sports and Recreation staff.

 

Ray Mencio - Director of Club Sports

Ray graduated from Sacred Heart in 2005 with a B.S. in Finance and a minor in sport management. While serving as a Graduate Assistant in Student Life he received his MBA while graduating in 2007. In 2008, Ray was appointed as the first director of Club Sports in Sacred Heart history. The program grew rapidly under Ray growing from 175 students to over 800 since its inception. There have been the addition of 20 new sports since 2008 and the level of competition has grown dramatically. Teams have competed all across the country and some have even competed internationally. Ray served as the men’s club basketball coach from 2008-2015 and during that time the team competed in various NIRSA sponsored tournaments as well as against many of the top Community Colleges, Prep Schools and Junior Colleges in the northeast. In 2010, Ray assumed the role of Head Coach for the Club Softball team and has led the team to a World Series appearance in 2014, as well as three straight New England Regional appearances. Ray also assumed the role of Head Coach for the Women’s Club Basketball team in 2015. In his first year the team won their first ever NIRSA Regional tournament game and looks to continue to grow the program.

 

Greg Jones - Assistant Director of Club Sports

Greg graduated from Sacred Heart in 2010 with a B.S. in Sports Management. Originally from Westborough, MA, Greg arrived to campus in the fall of 2006 after being recruited to play for the Division 1 football program here at Sacred Heart. After suffering a knee injury that limited him to 8 games, he joined the varsity coaching staff as a student assistant his senior year. Upon graduation, he joined the staff full time as the graduate defensive assistant in 2011, and then as the safety’s coach the following four years working closely with current Defensive Coordinator Dave Wissman and former secondary coach Bryan Butterworth, who is currently the secondary coach at Campbell University. Greg helped assist a defense that was a top ranked defense nationally and led the nation in turnover ratio. Greg was also part of the coaching staff when the Pioneers won back to back NEC Championships, and played in their first two FCS Playoff games ever. He joined the club sports staff in the spring of 2015, at which point he was also named Head Club Football Coach. In their inaugural season, the Club Pioneers won the North Atlantic Conference Championship  with a 7-2 record overall and took on Miami (OH) in the NCFA (National Club Football Association) National Semi-Final. Greg and the Club Football program will look to improve on their first year of success while continuing to grow a second successful football program on Sacred Heart’s campus.

 

Nicole Deissler - Graduate Assistant for Club Sports

Nicole, originally from Commack, NY, graduated this past spring from Sacred Heart with a B.S. in Mathematics. She’ll be the Graduate Assistant in Club Sports for the next two years while pursuing a Masters in Secondary Education. At Commack High School she was a three sport athlete, playing volleyball, Winter track and Softball. Highly recruited out of high school, she committed to playing at Sacred Heart under Bippy Luckie and Pam London. She played four years for the Division 1 softball program and was named captain her senior season. Her responsibilities in the department will vary with each sport, but she will primarily be assisting with the club softball program. She will also be helping with other duties within the student life office.