Erin Quinn
Erin Quinn
Title: Director of Athletics
Phone: 802.443.5253
Alma Mater: Middlebury '86
Years at Middlebury: 28

Quinn is now in his 14th year as the school’s Director of Athletics during the 2019-20 year, 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 and dedication of the Bostwick Family Squash Center and Virtue Field House. He has also been involved with several local charities, volunteering time as well as fundraising.

Under his tutelage, the school has recorded top-five finishes in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings during 12 of the 13 years, capturing its first Directors's Cup title during the 2011-12 academic year.

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 campaign 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 men's lacrosse.

He led the team to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in an 11-year span, while capturing six NESCAC Championships. His teams won three-consecutive 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.
Quinn has been involved in a number of initiatives on the Middlebury campus outside of Athletics. He teaches each year in the winter term as well as in the summer a course called MiddCORE, with the topics including leadership, self-awareness, personal development and teaming. Quinn also serves on several mindfulness and well-being committees. His work in Mindfulness included co-chairing Middlebury College’s Clifford Symposium, “Fully Present: The Art and Science of Mindful Engagement.”