Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Brockport, NY – The College at Brockport, State University of New York, announced today Athletic Director Noah LeFevre will leave the College and that current Associate Director of Athletics Erick Hart will become Interim Director of Athletics in mid-December.

LeFevre, who came to Brockport in July 2010 from New York University, has accepted a position at Manhattan College, a Division I program located in New York City.

“We wish Noah the best for the future as he returns to New York City. I thank him for all that’s been accomplished at Brockport under his AD leadership from introducing a new brand for Golden Eagle Athletics to exponential increases in fund-raising for our Golden Eagle society” said College President John R. Halstead. “We’re extremely fortunate that we have a highly qualified Interim Athletic Director on our staff in the person of Associate AD Hart. Erick has extensive experience in supervising intercollegiate athletics teams, facilities management, and events planning and knows SUNYAC well.”

The College competes in 23 men’s and women’s sports at the Division III level. Current facility improvements include renovation of the Tuttle Athletic Complex, construction of the $44 million Special Events Recreation Center, and the installation of turf fields. Additionally, the commitment of Brockport’s student-athletes goes beyond the classrooms and playing fields. Community service activities support organizations in both the Village of Brockport and Greater Rochester, with one example being raising $20,000 over the past four years for Saves for a Cure, a not-for-profit started by a former Golden Eagle Hockey player and cancer survivor.

Hart joined Brockport in July 2011 after previously serving as an Assistant Athletic Director at New Paltz since 2007. There he developed policies and procedures for a new Athletics and Wellness Center, created an operations plan for all athletic facilities and devised both an emergency action plan for the athletics department and an event management manual for athletic contests. Hart has also worked at Seton Hall University and Misericordia (PA) University.

“When I came to Brockport, I arrived with a desire to help re-establish the preeminence of one of the standout programs in the SUNYAC as well as in the northeast region and the nation,” Hart said. “Now with this new opportunity, I want to promote the hard work that takes place on behalf of the student-athletes and coaches at our institution within the overall mission of the college. Athletics is not more important but has a different importance from other educational experiences our students have throughout their time at our institution.”

Hart earned his B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2002, and received his M.Ed. in Sport Administration from Millersville (PA) University in 2003.

Associate Director of Athletics Susan Hoffman and Assistant Director of Athletics Jessica Wheeler will assist Hart in advancing the Athletics program and maintaining momentum on several important initiatives.