WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Director of Athletics Amanda Devitt has been selected as a panelist for the Commonwealth Coast Conference's (CCC) "Women In Sports" panel, which is set to take place on Tuesday evening, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The program is open to everyone to attend, but space is limited. If necessary, CCC student-athletes will be given priority attendance. However, the panel will be recorded and available to everyone following the event.
The program, which is the CCC's fourth installment in its Student-Athlete Development Series, will feature a discussion with five former CCC student-athletes, including Devitt, who have extended their love for athletics into their professional lives. The 90-minute conversation will be moderated by Lauren Brill, an Emmy-nominated and AP-award-winning sports journalist who has used her storytelling abilities to start her own business called The Unsealed (https://theunsealed.com/) which "encourages people to see the world through diverse perspectives, creating more compassion and unity among us."
Devitt, who became the second Athletic Director in the history of USJ after joining the Blue Jays in the summer of 2019, has had a lot of personal and professional success in collegiate athletics over the past 20 years. As a student-athlete, Devitt was a standout on the hardwood at the University of New England (UNE) where she earned a bachelor's degree in sports and fitness management in 2002. While at UNE, Devitt claimed a CCC Tournament Championship in 2000-01 and earned CCC Player of the Year honors in 2001-02. She would go on to be inducted into the UNE Hall of Fame in 2010.
Following her collegiate playing career, Devitt jumped into coaching and athletics administration. She started as an Assistant Athletic Director and Head Women's Basketball Coach at Southern Maine Community College from 2004-2007, before rejoining the CCC for six years at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) as the Leopards' Athletic Coordinator and Head Women's Basketball Coach. She currently still holds the third-highest career winning percentage amongst all WIT women's basketball head coaches. Most recently before joining the Blue Jays, Devitt was down the road at the University of Hartford from 2013-2019 as the Hawks' Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services and Success.
Join Devitt, Brill and the four other panelists who were former CCC student-athletes by registering for the program using the link above.
About USJ Athletics
University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Athletics is a NCAA Division III member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). The Blue Jays field 15 varsity sports with 200-plus student-athletes. For more information, please visit www.usjbluejays.com.