(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson College has announced that Joel Quattrone (Canisius '82) has been named interim director of athletics and will continue in this role through the fall 2018 semester.
Quattrone has been at Dickinson for more than 30 years, serving as a senior associate director of athletics, an assistant coach and defensive coordinator with the Red Devil football program, and as an instructor in the physical education department. Quattrone has mentored numerous All-Americans, including two-time Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Eric Dube, in 2006 & 2007. The Red Devils also produced the CC Defensive Player of the Year in 1994, 1995 and 1998.
As senior associate director of athletics, Quattrone has been actively involved in all aspects of administration in the department and has served as the primary financial officer within athletics. He will continue to work with the football program this spring before moving completely into the role of interim director of athletics.
"I have been truly blessed to be associated with the Dickinson football program and athletic department since 1985. The relationships formed through my interactions with student-athletes and coaches over the years have been life-changing," Quattrone expressed.
"I am very excited to be given the opportunity to lead a department of professionals who have incredible passion and commitment to Dickinson College, the athletic department, and most importantly, our student-athletes."
A four-year letter-winner, Quattrone captained the Canisius football team during his senior year, then stayed on as a graduate assistant.
Quattrone resides in Carlisle with his four children. His son Matt played football and now works as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, McDaniel College, while his daughter Megan is a member of the McDaniel field hockey and lacrosse teams.
Quattrone replaces Joe Giunta, who has accepted a position as a program manager at A-G Administrators, a national sports insurance company headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa.
During his tenure at Dickinson, Giunta continued the growth and development of a faculty-mentoring program for each sport, implemented a new game management system, and successfully advocated for funding for new staff positions and operational needs. In addition, he helped raise funds for renovations and enhancements to several facilities including the Kline Center conference room addition, the cross country/track and field locker rooms, the new basketball/volleyball floor and the softball field. He also worked with the Marketing team to rebrand the athletic department and was instrumental in developing a partnership program with Under Armour.