Kent Cherrington is in his first year as the Lasell College Director of Athletic Communications/Home Event Coordinator. He began his position on January 2, 2018.
“I am more than excited to join the Lasell team as Director of Athletic Communications. I have been very impressed with the Lasell staff and students, and would like to thank Director of Athletics Kristy Walter and the members of the search committee for inviting me to join their team. I was looking for an institution that not only respected the Athletic Communications profession, but also appreciated my experience and abilities; I am very fortunate to have found that at Lasell, “says Cherrington. “I am thrilled to become a Laser, and can’t wait to get started.”
Kent joins Lasell with over 32 years of experience in sports information having most recently served as the Sports Information Director at Plymouth State University. Prior to Plymouth State, Cherrington served in a similar capacity at Miami University, Oxford, OH. Kent received his degree, in Sports Communication from the University of New Hampshire where he was a varsity athlete competing on the swimming and diving teams.
In addition to his sports information duties, Cherrington spent many seasons doing radio color commentary and play-by-play for Miami Redskin men’s ice hockey, while also being heard as a pre- and postgame contributor for Miami football and basketball. He was also a part-time sportscaster at WGIR Radio in Manchester, NH and at WPNH-AM Plymouth, NH. As Miami’s Assistant SID, Cherrington was among the first in the nation to use in-game computerized statistics programs, beginning with basketball in the late 1980’s and football in the early 1990’s. He served as a beta-tester for the first versions of Stat Crew, helping the company roll out early versions of the product. In his early years at Plymouth State, he led the charge to develop one of the first comprehensive athletic department websites in the country.
Kent has been active in both CoSida (College Sports Information Directors of America) and ECAC-SIDA (Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association) for many years, serving as the president of ECAC-SIDA from 2006-2007 and on the Board of Directors there from 2000-2008. He also served on the Board of Directors of CoSida from 2007-2010. He has been recognized for his work by both organizations; receiving the prestigious Irving T Marsh Award from ECAC-SIDA in 2010 and the 25 Year Award from Co-Sida in 2011. The Irving T. Marsh Award is given annually to a University (Division I or II) and College Division (Division III, NAIA or Junior College) ECAC-SIDA member who, has exhibited excellence in the field of sports information. In addition, Kent has served on numerous selection committees, facilitated professional workshops and served on many panels at regional and national events.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kent to Lasell College in this capacity. I am excited for the opportunities, his professionalism and experience, will present our department in marketing and publicizing our student-athletes, coaches and the program,” said Kristy Walter, Director of Athletics. “He will also be a great mentor to our students in the Sports Management and Athletic Communications Departments.”