Quinn is now in his ninth year as the school’s Director of Athletics, taking over the job in July of 2006. As Director of Athletics, Quinn has overseen development of student life initiatives, as well as significant facilities projects including field renovations and the building of the squash center and field house. He has also been involved with several local charities, volunteering time as well as fundraising.
Quinn is a 1986 graduate of Middlebury College, where he was a member of the football team, captaining the squad his senior year. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, working with the lacrosse and football programs in the year following his graduation. After a year at Middlebury, Quinn moved on to Tufts University, where he was an assistant coach in lacrosse and football while earning his master’s degree in teaching.
After two years at Tufts, Quinn landed his first head coaching job, heading up the men’s lacrosse program at Lake Forest College in Illinois. Following a year at Lake Forest, Quinn returned to Middlebury in 1990 as an assistant coach in lacrosse and football. The following year he was named head coach of the men’s lacrosse team, while continuing his football duties.
Quinn directed the men’s lacrosse program at Middlebury for 15 seasons, with his final season taking place in the spring of 2006 where he amassed an amazing 202-38 career record. His .842 winning percentage is second among his peers in the history of Division III lacrosse.
He led the team to 10 NCAA tournament appearances in an 11-year span, while capturing all six NESCAC championships. His teams won three-straight NCAA championships (2000, 2001, 2002).
Quinn is a five-time winner of the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Division III Coach of the Year award, earning the College Lacrosse USA Division III National Coach of the Year award in 2001. He also earned NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2004. Quinn was elected to the New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003 and his teams have twice won the James “Ace” Adams Sportsmanship Award from the National Intercollegiate Lacrosse Officials Association (NIOLA). He was the winner of an outstanding contribution award in 2004, given by the Vermont chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse organization.