Mission Statement

A Message from the Director of Varisty Athletics

Welcome to the Vermont Tech Athletic Department.  In order to accomplish anything successful, the first step is to determine where it is you want to go.  The second step is to create a plan of how you hope to reach the intended goal.  It would be easy to simply say that we want to create one of the finest small college athletic programs in the nation.  The truth is, everyone wants to be considered among the best.  At Vermont Tech, we measure our success, not only in terms of wins and losses, but also in terms of the personal growth of our student-athletes.  Athletics is perhaps the best teaching window for many of life's most important lessons.  We want our coaches to maximize this teaching window.  We want our athletes to finish their careers at Vermont Tech with the belief that their athletic experience was the very best feature of their college years. 


Our Athleic Mission Statement:

      1.) The College will provide a quality competitive climate for student-athletes.

      Athlets like to compete.  At Vermont Tech, the competitive climate is truly excellent.  BY affiliating with America's oldest intercollegiate athletic association (NAIA) and a fast growing association of small colleges (USCAA), Vermont Tech athletes have two separate opportunities to compete for a national championship in the sports offered.  Likewise, our athletes can earn All American and Academic All American honors from each national organization.  By competing in two athletic conferences, the Sunrise and the Yankee Small College COnference, virtually every game has league-based competitive significance.  Athlets like it best when something is on the line. At Vermont Tech, every game counts for something.


      2.) Vermont Tech coaches will create a climate where relationships among teammates are given the highest priority.

      A coach's primary function is to care deeply about his/her players.  A player's primary function is to care deeply about his/her teammates.  Teammates that care for one another succeed.  It is that simple.  At Vermont Tech, we will employ coaches that endorse this philosophy.  We want our athletes to form life long relationships with one another and their coaches.


      3.) Vermont Tech athletic programs will focus upon the teaching of core values.

      Communication.  Commitment.  Caring.  Perseverance.  Resilience.  These are fundamental values our coaches will seek to teach.  Our affiliation with the NAIA and its excellent "Champions of Character" program is a tangible outgrowth of this element of our athletic mission. 


      4.) Student-athletes will represent the College in exemplary fashion.

      We will do everything possible to assist our student-athletes to succeed academically and to contribute, in a menaingful way, to the community at large.  Every team will be expected to plan and implement a community service project.  Our coaches will strive to enhance leadership skills and civic responsibility among the student-athlete population.


      5.) The Athletic Department and its athletes will work diligently to enhance the sense of campus community campus pride.

      Nothing quite brings a college community together like cheering madly for one's friends, classmates and students.  Nothing quite lifts a community's spirit than a shared positive experience.


Vermont Tech is a wonderful small college that is just starting to realize its vast potential.  If you are an athlete that is serious about learning, growing and competing in a friendly and beautiful environment - then Vermont Tech is the right choice for you!



Jenifer Norton-Magnan

Athletic Director

Head Women's Soccer Coach

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