CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After serving as MIT’s Director of Varsity Equipment Operations for six years, Jen Miller-McEachern, will be leaving that role to become the Assistant Director for Administration and Strategic Communications for the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). The NEWMAC is the primary conference affiliation for MIT.
“I have had the opportunity to work with incredible student-athletes, coaches and administrators at MIT and I am grateful for the many opportunities that have been afforded to me,” remarked Miller-McEachern. “I am looking forward to continuing to support MIT Athletics at the conference level as the next Assistant Director for Administration and Strategic Communications.”
In her new position with the NEWMAC, Miller-McEachern will focus on the conference’s sports governance responsibilities, including the interpretation and enforcement of the NEWMAC’s 19-sports’ regular season and post-season policies and procedures. In addition, she will also manage the conference’s public relations and awards recognition responsibilities.
I am very pleased and excited for Jen as she moves into the next chapter of her career,” said MIT Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Barb Bolich. “In her six years of leadership as the MIT Head Varsity Equipment Room Manager she developed and implemented systems that improved the unit dramatically. She will be missed, both professionally and personally. All of us associated with MIT Athletics look forward to working with her as she takes on her new role as the Assistant Director for Administration and Strategic Communications for the NEWMAC.
“I am very excited to welcome Jen to the NEWMAC,” added NEWMAC Executive Director Patrick B. Summers. “Her background as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator at the institutional level and as an administrator at the conference level will be an amazing asset to the membership and conference office.”
Prior to her current role at MIT, Miller-McEachern served as the head women’s gymnastics coach for the Engineers from 2004-09. She received her Bachelor’s Degree and participated in women’s gymnastics at Springfield College and coached at both the high school and club levels prior to joining the MIT coaching staff in 2004. Miller-McEachern also currently holds the position of Executive Director of the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA), a role she will continue to serve in. She recently earned a Master’s Degree in sports leadership from Northeastern University.