BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College Pamela P. and Brian M. Barefoot Senior Director of Athletics and Athletics Advancement Mike Lynch recently announced that longtime administrators Judy Blinstrub and Jon Anderson '75 have both been elevated to the position of Senior Associate Athletics Director within the department.
"Jon and Judy are both terrific leaders that continue to have a high level of dedication and commitment towards the betterment of student-athletes and fellow staff members at Babson," said Lynch. "They have been instrumental in the success of our department over the years and I'm very happy to reward their exemplary service with these promotions."
Anderson, who was promoted from assistant AD to associate director of athletics in July 2011, has played a vital role in overseeing many of Babson's facilities since last summer and will now assume all responsibilities for facilities and maintenance, including the $52 million Babson Athletics and Recreation Complex (BRAC) project, which is nearing completion. He will work directly with HealthFitness, who was recently hired to assist in the day-to-day operations of the new recreation and fitness center.
Anderson, whose past responsibilities included overseeing the department's finances and special events, also will continue to serve as the head men's soccer coach for the Beavers. One of seven active Division III coaches with more than 400 wins, he will begin his 34th season on the sidelines in August.
Babson's longtime senior woman's administrator, Blinstrub has served on the senior staff in the department for the better part of the last three decades. The Beavers' acting athletics director from 2005-06, she has played a pivotal role in mentoring both fellow coaches and student-athletes while partnering with campus and outside groups to promote life and leadership skills.
In her new role, Blinstrub will continue to run coaching staff roundtable discussions in addition to overseeing game contracts, scheduling and transportation needs. Blinstrub also will continue to serve as Babson's head women's basketball coach, and enters her 36th season at the helm as the only coach in the history of Division III with at least 600 wins in basketball and 200 victories in soccer.