Jennifer Robertson on 07.16.19



Henniker, NH (July 12, 2019) - New England College (NEC) is pleased to announce that Dave DeCew has been appointed Director of Athletics at NEC. NEC conducted a national search which generated  nearly one hundred applicants from which DeCew was selected.

DeCew has been at NEC since 2003 when he was hired as Head Coach for Men’s Soccer and Men’s Baseball. During that time, he led his team to win the NAC soccer championship. DeCew was also named North Atlantic Conference Coach of the year in both 2012 and 2014. NEC has enjoyed other athletic successes recently. During the 2018-2019 academic year, NEC atheletes won a school record of four conference championships in men’s baseball, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse, and women’s basketball.

In addition to serving as a coach, DeCew was the Interim Associate Director of Athletics and also served on the Athletic Advisory Council, Staff Executive Council, and as a Student Conduct Panelist. 

“We’re delighted that Dave accepted the position as Director of Athletics at NEC,” said Dr. Michele Perkins, NEC President. “His background speaks for itself but he is also a consummate professional, incredibly supportive of our student athletes, and a champion of fair play and inclusivity.”

A graduate of Bowdoin College, DeCew majored in Government and Legal Studies, played varsity soccer and baseball, and was awarded the Outstanding Male Athlete Award. He was named NSCAA All-American in 1997 and 1998, and NESCAC Player of the Year in Baseball in 1999.


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New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom. New England College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.