Coaches Corner
EPISODE 9: Creating a Winning Culture

EPISODE 9: Creating a Winning Culture

March 11, 2020

President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. hosts head baseball coach, Nick Barese, and head softball coach, Elaine Schwager, for a lively conversation about the excitement, challenges and goals of their programs as they begin a new era in the Northeast conference.

EPISODE 8: The Stronger the Leader, The More They Accomplish

EPISODE 8: The Stronger the Leader, The More They Accomplish

February 7, 2020
Head men’s ice hockey coach, Scott Borek, joins host President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. to discuss competition in Hockey East, the growth of the Warrior’s hockey program and his recruiting philosophy. Borek discusses his experiences as a head coach, the lessons he has learned through his tenure and the reason he chose Merrimack College.
EPISODE 7: A Thirty-Eight Year Long Legacy

EPISODE 7: A Thirty-Eight Year Long Legacy

January 30, 2020

Head men’s soccer coach, Tony Martone, joins host President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. and athletic director Jeremy Gibson to discuss the team’s success in their first year in Division I, his coaching philosophy and the changes that have taken place at Merrimack in the 30+ years of his coaching tenure.

EPISODE 6: 100 Days of Division I Athletics

EPISODE 6: 100 Days of Division I Athletics

January 30, 2020

President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D. and athletic director Jeremy Gibson break down the first 100 days as a Division I institution since accepting an invitation to join the Northeast Conference in September 2018. 

EPISODE 5: We Are All One Team

EPISODE 5: We Are All One Team

December 18, 2019

Julie Duffy, head women’s lacrosse coach, joins host President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., and athletic director Jeremy Gibson for an insider’s perspective on the development of the women’s lacrosse program at Merrimack College, the goals she sets for the student athletes on her team and the personal success she had as an international coach

EPISODE 4: The Mack Report

EPISODE 4: The Mack Report

November 19, 2019

This week, Athletic Director Jeremy Gibson and President Hopey are joined by Mike McMahon '06, founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. The group dives into the immediate success of Merrimack teams in the NEC, the elevation of Merrimack as a Division I institution and the growth of the Warriors ice hockey programs.

EPISODE 3: The Warrior Way

EPISODE 3: The Warrior Way

October 14, 2019

This week, Athletic Director Jeremy Gibson and President Hopey chat about the evolution of women's ice hockey at Merrimack College and are joined by the program's head coach Erin Hamlen. The three discuss all things Hockey East, how Hamlen recruits her players, and how the sport itself has changed. 

EPISODE 2: You Have to Trust Your Players

EPISODE 2: You Have to Trust Your Players

October 14, 2019

On this episode of Coaches Corner, Athletic Director Jeremy Gibson and President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., recap some recent highlights for the Warriors, give listeners a sneak peek into all the excitement in anticipation of Homecoming Weekend and interview men's lacrosse coach Mike Morgan.

EPISODE 1: Merrimack’s a Special Place

EPISODE 1: Merrimack’s a Special Place

October 14, 2019

Athletic Director Jeremy Gibson and President Christopher E. Hopey, Ph.D., talk about Merrimack College's elevation to Division I and conduct a round table discussion with football coach Dan Curran, women's basketball coach Monique LeBlanc and men's basketball coach Joe Gallo.