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RIT president is guest coach for RIT women’s basketball

6 Feb

RIT President Bill Destler went from the board room to the bench to serve as a guest coach for the RIT women’s basketball team. It was a win for the Tigers 78-66 against Clarkson University.

Meet RIT/NTID student Dom Ricchio

1 Feb

Learn more about RIT/NTID student-athlete Dom Ricchio, an applied mechanical technology major from Racine, Wisconsin, who is succeeding in the pool and in the classroom!

RIT men’s lacrosse ranked third in preseason coaches poll

24 Jan

Two male lacosse players running on field. One player wears a green/yellow uniform; other player wears a white/black uniform.

The RIT men’s lacrosse team is ranked third in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA)/Nike Division III Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Preseason Poll, and the 2017 Face-off Yearbook Division III Top-20 poll. The Tigers finished with 18 wins in 2016, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the seventh straight season.

RIT kicks off the season on Saturday, Feb. 18 with a game at No. 13 Ohio Wesleyan. More.

NCAA features RIT/NTID alumna Natalie Snyder

10 Nov

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has created a video spot for its “Pathway to Opportunity” series that features RIT/NTID alumna Natalie Snyder. A biomedical sciences major who graduated this past May, Snyder broke several RIT diving records while a member of the swimming and diving team. She currently is pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Flanagan named RIT/NTID athlete development coordinator

18 Jul

Skip Flanagan in maroon plaid button down with black t-shirt carrying book bag over his right shoulder

Alumnus and baseball standout Sean “Skip” Flanagan has been named athletic development coordinator for Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. In this role, Flanagan will work in tandem with the RIT Center for Intercollegiate Athletics, RIT varsity and club coaches and NTID faculty and staff to support the participation of deaf and hard-of-hearing student-athletes on varsity and club teams. 

Flanagan, of Framingham, Massachusetts, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in exercise science from RIT’s College of Liberal Arts and currently is working on a master’s degree in educational leadership-intercollegiate athletic leadership at the University of Washington in Seattle.  He previously was RIT/NTID’s student-athlete liaison, a student ambassador for NTID, and played professional baseball.            

As athletic development coordinator, Flanagan will meet periodically with coaches of all RIT varsity teams, attend practices and meet with teams to provide educational seminars to improve team dynamics, as well as meet regularly with individual athletes to develop relationships, provide mentoring, support and problem-solving strategies. He will serve as representative of NTID at RIT athletic department staff meetings and functions.


“We are pleased to have Skip return to his alma mater in a role that takes full advantage of his experience both in the classroom and on the field,” said Dr. Gerard Buckley, NTID president and RIT vice president and dean. “He will serve as a role model to young deaf and hard-of-hearing student-athletes who attend RIT/NTID as well as those considering their college options.”