Interim Athletic Director Tom White and Associate Athletic Director Lisa Lacombe announced Tim Viola as the next head coach of the Colby-Sawyer women’s basketball program.
Viola will be the sixth head coach in program history and will take over a Chargers women’s basketball program who finished 9-17 last season and finished the year with a 7-10 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) record, falling in the GNAC First Round against Albertus Magnus College.
“I would like to thank President Stuebner, the Search Committee and all the coaches and staff of Colby-Sawyer athletics for trusting me to lead the women’s basketball program”, said Viola. “Throughout the whole interview process, I was inspired and excited by the passion and joy that emanates from everyone on campus. I will bring that same passion and joy every single day to my student-athletes and the community as a whole! I also want to thank Coach Kerry Phayre and Coach Sue Cahill for an incredible six years at Assumption. Their mentorship and friendship have helped prepare me for this next step in my coaching journey. My family and I are so excited to be a part of the Charger community and I can’t wait to continue building on the tradition of success of the women’s basketball program!”
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Viola joins Colby-Sawyer following two stints throughout six years as an assistant coach at Assumption College where he has since August 2019. In 2022-23 the Greyhounds finished 27-6 securing the NE10 Regular Season Championship, the programs first ever NCAA Regional Championship and a NCAA Elite Eight Appearance.
Prior to returning to Assumption College, Viola spent a season at Newbury College in 2018-19. He began coaching at the collegiate level in 2015-16 where he spent one season at Fisher College.
Viola received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Minor in Youth Studies at Northpoint Bible College in 2011. He also received his Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a concentration Coaching Education from Ohio University in 2016.