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Articles by Amelia Spalter (39)

Once she begins her tenure on College Hill this spring, Calhoun’s first priority as vice president of athletics will be strengthening programs’ recruiting power.

News, Sports

M. Grace Calhoun ’92 named vice president of athletics

March 5, 2021 5 comments

M. Grace Calhoun ’92 was named a new vice president of athletics and recreation March 5 according to an email to the Brown community from President Christina Paxson ’P19. The decision comes a month after former Athletics Director Jack Hayes’ departed his post Feb. 5, ending a national search for […]

New women's basketball head coach Monique LeBlanc faces unique challenges due to COVID-19 measures.


New women’s basketball coach Monique LeBlanc talks plans for first practice

February 3, 2021 0 comments

Monique LeBlanc isn’t a track coach, but she’s got a high hurdle to overcome. Hired to head the women’s basketball program in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Head Coach LeBlanc must rally a team that she has not met face to face since taking the job.

Coaches prepare to move to Ivy League Phase One of athletic participation

News, Sports

Coaches prepare to move to Ivy League Phase One of athletic participation

February 1, 2021 0 comments

The Department of Athletics is planning to move into phase one of the Ivy League’s COVID-19 restrictions surrounding athletic activity on Thursday, according to a head coaches meeting held Monday morning with Interim Athletics Director Colin Sullivan. The University, which will make the ultimate decision on whether Brown will step […]

Athletic facilities and varsity-sports practices are not allowed under the Modified Activity Level Two.


Athletics remain paused in Modified Activity Level Two

January 28, 2021 0 comments

As academics transition toward normalcy with the University’s recent move to “Modified Activity Level Two,” lifting restrictions on in-person classes of 19 students or fewer, varsity athletics remain at a standstill. 

Volleyball coach Ahen Kim talks returning to competitive play


Volleyball coach Ahen Kim talks returning to competitive play

January 24, 2021 0 comments

Ahen Kim, head coach of Brown Women’s Volleyball, is leading his team through a fractured era in the sport as some collegiate leagues continue to play while others, including the Ivy League, remain on the sidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Alex Kasarov will be the next men’s tennis head coach following two seasons as associate head coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


Alex Kasarov hired as Brown men’s tennis head coach

November 16, 2020 0 comments

Alex Kasarov was named men’s tennis head coach Sept. 30 following former head coach Tim Gray’s departure after four years leading the program. Kasarov’s appointment took effect Nov. 2.  Kasarov spent two seasons as associate head coach at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Head coach of the University’s baseball team Grant Achilles speaks on team bonding and morale in the aftermath of the cancelation of the 2020 season.


Grant Achilles talks maintaining morale during baseball’s search for new normal

October 26, 2020 0 comments

Grant Achilles, baseball’s 17th head coach since 1900, was hired as an assistant coach in 2012 and promoted to head coach midway through the 2014 season. Under his direction, Brown has earned 13 All-Ivy selection titles with multiple First Team honorees.

Gymnastics Coach Sara Carver-Milne talks about the difficulties in gymnastics training amid pandemic times, offering insight into how athletes are keeping up flexibility and strength outside of the gym.


Coach Sara Carver-Milne discusses challenges of gymnastics training amid pandemic

October 13, 2020 0 comments

Sara Carver-Milne is in her twentieth season of coaching Brown gymnastics. Under her direction, the Bears have produced 15 NCAA Regional Qualifiers, eight ECAC Event and All-Around Championship titles, ten USAG National Qualifiers and a USAG National Event Championship.

Water Polo Head Coach Felix Mercado discusses mental health, implementing new technology and his work on the USA Water Polo Racial Equity & Reform Task Force in an interview with The Herald.


Felix Mercado talks water polo team culture during canceled season

October 1, 2020 0 comments

Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Head Coach Felix Mercado is in his 14th season of coaching for the Bears. Under his direction, Bruno has posted four 20-win seasons in the last six years across the two water polo teams. Brown’s water polo teams have also appeared in the national rankings in both 2018 and 2020.

Head Football Coach James Perry ‘00 shares how the Brown football team is coping with challenges brought on by the pandemic, from coaching without a field to virtual recruitment.


James Perry ’00 discusses how Brown football has adapted during COVID-19

September 24, 2020 0 comments

Head Football Coach James Perry ’00 has won two Ivy League Championships with the Bears, first as a player in 1999 and again as a quarterbacks coach in 2008.