Four new staff members have joined the Oswego State athletics department and
will take on important positions for the Lakers in the 2007-08 seasons.
Swimming and Diving
Oswego State alumnus
Michael Holman '96 has been named as the new head coach for men's and
women's swimming and diving at Oswego State. Holman was a four-year member
of the Laker men's swim team. He held the Oswego State record in the 400 yard
individual medley during his years as a Laker.
Holman joins the Oswego State coaching staff after most recently serving as
head coach of the Clinton Swim Club and an assistant coach at Hamilton College.
He has 12 years of coaching experience in which he has trained age group, high
school, and collegiate swimmers. More than 90 percent of his club swimmers went
on to collegiate swimming careers and had success at the college level, earning
all-conference, All-American, individual national championships and NCAA
His age group coaching experience provides him with strong ties in
recruiting potential athletes from clubs and high schools across New York
state. At Hamilton College, Holman primarily worked with distance and
individual medley swimmers.
Holman earned a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Oswego State in
1996 and a master's degree in sport management from Western Illinois University
Assistant AD - Marketing and
The Oswego State athletics department has been awarded a grant from the NCAA
to participate in the Division III Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship Grant
Program, and has hired Ruth Rosentrater to fill this position. She is Oswego
State's assistant athletic director for marketing and promotions and assistant
coach for volleyball.
"There are only 15 institutions among the NCAA Division III membership,
which numbers greater than 400, that are awarded this grant. We feel very
privileged to participate in this program at Oswego State and are excited about
Ruth's potential for contributing to our athletics department," Laker Athletic
Director Timothy G. Hale said.
Rosentrater will work within the Laker athletics department in marketing and
coaching capacities. Her specific goals and objectives include increasing
exposure for Oswego State athletics within the campus and local communities and
also working with the Laker volleyball team under head coach Pat Hanlon.
Rosentrater is a 2004 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University where she
earned a bachelor's degree in computer information systems. After graduation,
she worked in the information systems department at Rowman & Littlefield
Publishing Group in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
The Internship Grant Program is designed to develop opportunities for women
and ethnic minorities for employment in athletic administration and coaching at
the NCAA Division III level.
State athletics department has hired Tracy Bruno as its new head coach for
women's basketball beginning in the 2007-08 season. Bruno comes to Oswego State
after having served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division II member Hillsdale
College, where she helped lead the Chargers to a 19-9 record in the 2006-07
season and an appearance in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
"I am happy to be a part of Oswego State women's basketball, and I am
looking forward to continuing the tradition of excellence that has been
established over the last several years," Bruno said.
Bruno was responsible for recruiting at Hillsdale, assisting in all areas of
on-court coaching in practices and games, coordinating travel, fundraising, and
community service, and acquiring and editing game film. She supervised the
team's academic progress, and Hillsdale's women's basketball team had the
11th-highest cumulative grade-point average in all of Division II, and was
recognized by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
Bruno has other coaching experience in women's basketball and softball at
Alpena Community College, and has teaching experience in physical
Bruno is a 1994 graduate of Saginaw Valley State University where she was a
five-year member of the women's basketball team and a two-year captain. She was
selected to all-conference, all-defensive, and all-academic teams throughout
her playing career and was a member of a Saginaw Valley State team that played
in the NCAA Division II Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16. Bruno earned a
bachelor's degree in physical and health education, and a master's degree in
educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University.
Men's and Women's Tennis
Fayek Megeed, a former professor and tennis coach at Oswego State, returns
to the Laker athletics department as head coach for men's and women's tennis
beginning in the 2007-08 seasons. Megeed formerly coached the Laker tennis
programs for five full women's and men's seasons from August 1993 through May
Megeed has been involved in college academics and a variety of other
professional capacities since 1972. He earned a master's degree in geophysics
from the University of Rochester in 1973.
— Joe Gladziszewski
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