University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Interim Director of Athletics Amanda Van Voorhis announced the appointment of Frank Sherman Jr. as the athletic facilities and events assistant. He has been a member of the Corsairs’ staff since 2013, serving as the offensive line coach of the football team.
“As a seasoned professional, Frank brings a breadth of knowledge and perspective to this role,” Van Voorhis said. “His experience in athletic administration and understanding of the day to day operations within an athletic department will add value to our staff. His administrative experiences coupled with his coaching stints have developed an appreciation and respect for the challenges that coaches and administrators face on a daily basis.”
Sherman will be responsible for the evening and weekend management of the Tripp Athletic Center, in addition to supervising all events and groups that utilize the athletic facilities. He will provide support for game-day operations, most importantly coordinating game management and parking.
Prior to joining UMass Dartmouth, Sherman served as the volunteer assistant athletic director at Bristol Community College since 2009. He was involved in all facets of the internal and external operations of the department. Sherman was the primary contact for game management, in addition to the scheduling of practice and game facilities.
Sherman began his career in athletics administration at Bishop Connolly High School, serving as the athletic director and head football coach for 10 years. He oversaw the scheduling, transportation, uniforms, facilities and game management for 34 athletic teams. Sherman ensured the Cougars were in compliance with the policies, rules, and regulations of the institution, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), and the Mayflower Athletic Conference (MAC). He also counseled student-athletes during the intercollegiate recruiting process, advocating on their behalf via phone calls, letters and film exchange.
The 1993 graduate of Worcester State has 27 years of coaching experience within the intercollegiate and interscholastic ranks. Sherman sandwiched coaching stints at Salve Regina and Worcester State between his tenure with Bishop Connolly.