Sullivan fields 12 intercollegiate sports teams.
Meet the Dean of Student Development Services and Director of Athletics
Dean of Student Development Services and Director of Athletics, Chris DePew
Christopher D. DePew is in his 15th year as the Director of Athletics and 18th overall here at SUNY Sullivan. Prior to becoming the Director of Athletics, he served one year as the Coordinator of Athletic Facilities, Intramurals and Equipment, three years as the only full-time Professor in the Sport Management & Physical Education Department, was the Head Women’s Softball Coach for three years, Asst. Men’s Basketball Coach for two years, Head Men’s Golf Coach for two years and Head Men’s Basketball Coach for 8 years during his tenure.
Well respected locally, regionally and nationally as a Coach and Athletic Director, he is responsible for starting the Men’s & Women’s Intercollegiate Cross-Country Running Programs, the Men’s Intercollegiate Baseball program, the Co-Ed Cheerleading program, the Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Programs, the Women’s Volleyball Program and the Men’s Intercollegiate Wrestling Team during his tenure. He was instrumental in getting a state of the art baseball complex built on campus and oversaw the renovations of the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse in 2008 & 2015, the latter after securing a $1,000,000 donation from a private donor.
Paul Gerry Fieldhouse
The athletics department is located in the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse, a 30,000-square-foot facility featuring a fitness center, cardio room, indoor running track and basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton and racquetball courts. The building had a major face lift in the summer of 2007, receiving a new state-of-the-art floor, lighting system upgrade and interior paint job. In 2008 it was connected to the college’s geothermal heating and cooling system, making it the largest enclosed air-conditioned facility in the area. In addition to college sporting events, the fieldhouse serves as a popular venue for community events and gatherings.
Other athletic facilities on campus include a baseball and soccer fields.
NJCAA and SUNY Sullivan Eligibility Rules for Intercollegiate Sports
- Student-athletes must maintain 12 or more credits and have an academic average of 2.0 or more after each semester. A student who drops below 12 credit hours immediately becomes ineligible for athletic participation
- Second season of participation: student-athletes must have passed a minimum of 24 credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
In addition to competitive sports teams, the college offers a variety of intramural sports programs and fitness & wellness classes.