OSWEGO, NY – SUNY Oswego is pleased to announce that Susan Viscomi has been selected as the next Oswego State Director of Athletics, effective June 1. She comes to Oswego State with more than 30 years of intercollegiate athletics experience as a coach, associate athletic director and, most recently, as Athletic Director at Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY.
“I am both honored and humbled to serve as the next Director of Athletics at Oswego State. I am eager to partner with President Stanley, Dean Scharfenberger, the Intercollegiate Athletics Board and, of course, the incredible student-athletes, coaches, staff, faculty, and alumni to continue to emphasize the important role that athletics plays in cultivating strong, capable leaders. I share Oswego’s vision for excellence and believe it’s important to develop student-athletes who strive for exemplary academic achievement, competitive excellence, and a commitment to serve the communities in which they live,” said Viscomi.
Viscomi, who became Hilbert’s first female athletic director in July 2010, oversees the college’s 13 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s sport teams and personnel, manages the athletics department budget, oversees NCAA compliance management and creates strategic planning for athletic recruitment, retention, staffing and facilities. During her time at Hilbert, her strategic planning efforts yielded a two-fold increase in the number of full-time staff members and several facility upgrades.
Prior to the Ellisburg N.Y. native’s arrival at Hilbert, Viscomi served as the Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Hamilton College for 13 years, as well as the Interim Athletic Director during the 2006-07 academic year. Her primary responsibilities at Hamilton included compliance and eligibility oversight, game management oversight, schedule coordination, coordination of the women’s athletic program and coordination of the required physical education program, along with teaching introductory physical education courses. She also served as the head women’s soccer coach for three years.
Before joining Hamilton’s staff, Viscomi was the Oswego State head women’s soccer coach for seven years during which she was twice named State University of New York Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (1991, 1996). Her other collegiate experiences includes a stint at Plattsburgh as an assistant professor of physical education, head women’s soccer coach and assistant coach of men’s and women’s track and field.
Viscomi has served in numerous capacities with the NCAA at the national, conference and institutional level since 1995. She has served as a member of the NCAA Championships Committee with liaison responsibility for Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey and Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and as chairperson and member of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Committee. She has also completed the NACWAA/HERS Institute for Administrative Advancement.
Viscomi earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Colgate University and Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland.