NEW: PC Athletic Director Driscoll Promoted to Vice President

Monday, February 11, 2019

 

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Bob Driscoll

Providence College Athletic Director Bob Driscoll has been promoted to Vice President, the school announced on Monday.

“In his 18 seasons as Providence College’s athletics director, Bob Driscoll has reinvigorated and transformed Providence College's athletics program, and led us to unprecedented success, all while maintaining a very clear focus on student-athlete success and wellbeing in competition as well as in the classroom,” said Providence College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P.

Driscoll at PC

Since 2013, Driscoll has been the Director of Athletics at Providence College.

During this time, both the men’s basketball and hockey team made their fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance, with the hockey team winning the national championship in 2015. 

Providence became just the third Division I school all-time to have both men's basketball and men's hockey programs earn NCAA Tournament bids in the same season for five consecutive years.

In 2015, GoLocalProv found that per capita Providence College had the most successful men’s athletic program in the country.  

In 2018, the Women's Cross Country team won its fifth NCAA Northeast Regional crown in the last six seasons, and one of its members (Catarina Rocha) captured the individual Big East Cross Country title.

Driscoll has also had a major impact on facility development, construction, and renovation at the school. 

The most recent addition was the Ruane Friar Development Center (RFDC), a multi-purpose building that opened in September of 2018.

In September of 2013, a state-of-the-art renovation and 30,000-square foot addition project to Schneider Arena was completed.

The project included new locker rooms, new coaches' offices, a renovated press box, a state-of-the-art video board and sound system, luxury boxes, as well as a new hockey and lacrosse strength and conditioning room.

The Ray Treacy Track was built over the summer of 2013 to give the men's and women's cross country and track programs an improved place to train and race, as well as serving the whole Providence College community.

Taylor Natatorium also underwent renovations in 2013.

Driscoll Prior to PC

Driscoll joined PC after 14 years in athletic administration at the University of California, Berkeley where he served as the Acting Executive Director for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports.

Prior to that, he was Cal's Executive Associate Athletic Director and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department, as well as overseeing football, men's basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's water polo, rugby, strength training, equipment, and the sports medicine programs.

Driscoll was hired at Cal as the Associate Athletic Director for Student Services, a position he held for five years.

A native of West Concord, Mass., Driscoll was inducted into the inaugural class of Concord-Carlisle High School's Athletic Hall of Fame (football, ice hockey, and baseball) in 1993.

He and his wife Cathy have three grown children.

 

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