Keith Martin has been named JCC's new athletic director.
Under a revised program structure, Martin will have oversight of athletic programming on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. Ben Lindquist will serve as the assistant director of JCC athletics and will also assume responsibilities on both campuses. Bill Burk, former athletic director on the Jamestown Campus, will now provide full-time leadership for JCC’s Total Fitness program in Jamestown.
“We are very pleased with the expertise and depth of experience brought to JCC athletics by the leadership of Mr. Martin and Mr. Lindquist,” said Eileen Goodling, vice president and dean of student development. “Both are former JCC athletes and are dedicated to bringing the best possible experience to new generations of JCC student athletes.”
Martin joined JCC’s staff in 1999 as the FSA Total Fitness operations manager and women’s basketball coach. He will continue to oversee the women’s basketball program. He graduated from JCC in 1986 and earned a bachelor’s degree at Eastern Connecticut State University. He was named the NJCAA Region 3 Division II Coach of the Year in 2002, 2007, and 2010.
In addition to coaching a variety of sports on the high school and college levels, Martin’s background includes administrative responsibilities at the New England Sportsplex and the Jamestown YMCA. He also served as a representative to the Connecticut State Sports Commission for Tourism.
Lindquist graduated from JCC in 1998 and earned a bachelor’s degree at Houghton College in 2007. More recently, he has been the athletics and recreation director on the Cattaraugus County Campus. Besides college level coaching responsibilities in soccer and golf, Lindquist has also had a career as a professional baseball umpire.
“The new structure of JCC athletics, for both the Jayhawk and Jaguar programs, will allow them to be better poised to seek efficiencies in their practices, provide increased and supportive resources to both programs, and to have a strengthened team approach to athletics programming,” said Dr. Goodling.
JCC is a member of the Western New York Athletic Conference and Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Intercollegiate programs in men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and swimming; women’s volleyball; and baseball, golf, and wrestling are offered on the Jamestown Campus. The Cattaraugus County features men’s basketball and golf and women’s soccer and softball programs.