MMA’s Corradi Named ECAC Administrator Of The Year

Bob Corradi, who is beginning his 42nd year of service to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and his 25th year as director of athletics, has been named as the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference Josten’s Male Administrator of the Year. Corradi will receive the award at the 2013 ECAC Honors Dinner on Sunday, September 29, at 6:30 PM at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth.
The ECAC Josten’s Male Administrator of the Year is presented annually to an administrator from an ECAC member institution or conference in recognition of outstanding or meritorious service to the ECAC.
“I am truly pleased to receive this great honor from the ECAC, and to be notified of the award from one of my former [American Legion] players in Geoff Lopes [who serves as the ECAC’s coordinator of sport administration] made it even more special,” Corradi said. “This award is a reflection of the commitment of the Massachusetts Maritime administration, our coaching staff and our athletic administration to the young men and women that truly makes the academy the best maritime college in the world.”
Corradi began his career at Massachusetts Maritime as the academy’s first and only head baseball coach in 1973, as he has amassed 547 victories in 41 seasons on the diamond while earning the nod as Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year on three occasions, the last coming in 2008.
He guided the Buccaneers to both the MASCAC and ECAC titles during a 1982 season that saw Massachusetts Maritime win a school record 28 games, and in the fall Corradi served as assistant football coach for 38 seasons under head coaches Don Ruggeri, Joe Domingos and Jeremy Cameron, as he helped lead the Buccaneers to a pair of New England FootballConference championships, in 1977 and again in 1983. 
A Bourne native and a current resident of Sandwich, Corradi served in a number of different administrative capacities at MMA prior to assuming his current role of director of athletics in September 1989. He has overseen the growth and development of a program that has nearly doubled from eight sports when he assumed his duties to its current 15 varsity sports offerings, and he also oversaw the construction of a new turf athletic stadium (Clean Harbors Stadium) while helping to implement new construction and upgrades to existing athletics facilities both on and off campus, including the Clean Harbors Athletic Center, Commodore Hendy Field (baseball), Alison Rollins Field (softball) and the Keith Hartford Sailing Center on Herring Pond.
During Corradi’s tenure as athletic director, the amount of student athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics at the academy has tripled, and nearly 45 percent of all student-athletes participating in at least one sport have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA over the past five years, another example of his commitment to the mission of MMA, Division III and the ECAC.
 
Jim Seavey is the sports information director at MMA.

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