Colby-Sawyer Director of Athletics Bill Foti has announced the hiring of Devon Quattrocchi as the next head coach of the women’s basketball team.
Quattrocchi will become the program’s fifth head coach in its 40-year history. She takes over for George Martin who spent the past 26 seasons at the helm of the Chargers. Colby-Sawyer has reached the postseason in each of the previous 27 seasons. The Chargers will be entering their third season with the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). The team has made an appearance the GNAC tournament quarterfinals the past two seasons.
“Devon is a welcome addition to our coaching staff,” said Foti. “She’s demonstrated all of the skills, particularly in recruiting, to be a successful head coach. George Martin, our former coach, elevated Women’s Basketball at Colby-Sawyer to unprecedented heights during his 26-year tenure. I’m confident Devon is the right choice to continue that tradition of excellence.”
“I want to thank Bill Foti and the hiring committee,” said Quattrocchi. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Colby-Sawyer College community as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach. George Martin has established a deep and rich history of success and I am excited to build on what he has developed and fostered. I look forward to forming a relationship with the current student-athletes and embarking on our journey together.”
Quattrocchi joins the Colby-Sawyer family after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). She gained valuable experience with the Lions in developing, organizing and implementing practice plans, creating and implementing progressive skill development of players, recruiting, game strategy, scouting, film breakdown, and the planning and execution a fall clinic.
Prior to TCNJ, Quattrocchi was an assistant coach and a graduate assistant coach at Smith College from 2015-2018. She also spent a year as an assistant coach with the professional team, Vaerlose Basketball Klub, in Denmark.
As a student-athlete at Smith, Quattrocchi guided the Pioneers to 77 wins, an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championship and an appearance in the NCAA Second Round. Individually, Quattrocchi was a New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) First Team All-Region selection and a First Team All-New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) selection. After graduation, she played professionally for a year in Denmark for the Vaerlose Basketball Klub, before returning to her alma mater.
Quattrocchi received a Bachelor of Arts in Education & Child Study, a Master of Education and a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science all from Smith College.Colby-Sawyer D3