Head Mens Lacrosse Coach
James DeLanoy will begin his fifth season as the Head Coach for Mens Lacrosse. DeLanoy brings a wealth of knowledge to a young building Raider program. He has spent the previous 7 seasons before Rivier at Southern New Hampshire University where he served as the Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Over those seven seasons, DeLanoy was able to recruit and graduate three student-athletes who became NCAA All-Americans. He was even selected to be the Head Coach for the East Squad in the 2008 New England Interscholastic Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All Star Game.
A 1992 graduate of New England College, DeLanoy was a member of the Lacrosse team all four years; and was named captain in his junior and senior years. He still holds the school record for points per game (7.16 in 92) and is the third All-Time leading scorer at the time of graduation. He is also the only student-athlete in NEC history to record more than 100 goals and 100 assists in a career.
Since graduating from NEC, DeLanoy has become one of the areas best Lacrosse coaches. He helped start the Derry Youth Lacrosse program, which produced Adam Reel who played in the 2004 NCAA Division I Championship game with Navy. DeLanoy also went back to his roots and was the Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator at Pinkerton Academy; he is a 1988 graduate of Pinkerton. In the short three seasons there, he helped guide the Astros to three New Hampshire State Championships.
Interim Head Mens Basketball Coach
Lance Bisson was named the Interim Head Coach for Mens Basketball on December 1, 2015. He has been an Assistant Basketball Coach here at Rivier sicne the beginning of the 2012-2013 season.
Coach Bisson enjoyed a spectacular career while a Student-Athlete here at Rivier, where he graduated in 2009.
During his four years in Raider Blue, Bisson helped to lead the Raiders to their only Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship in 2007. He totaled 1,223 points over four seasons and was named the Jim Domoracki Award winner in 2009.
Head Womens Basketball Coach
Paul Williams was named the Head Coach of the Rivier University Womens Basketball Program prior to the start of the 2010-11 season. For the four seasons prior to his promotion, Coach Williams was on the bench of the Rivier Mens Team as an assistant coach.
Pauls coaching career has taken him through West Running Brook Middle School, where he was the head girls basketball coach for 5 seasons and Somerville High School where he served as an assistant for 1 season as well as coaching with Mens Basketball Head Coach Dave Morrisette for four seasons at Rivier.
Paul graduated from Somerville High School in 1997. While in high school he was a three year starter and two year basketball captain. His senior year he received the teams Most Valuable Player award. Paul graduated from Rivier in 2002 with a major in Elementary and Special Education. He was a four year member of the Rivier Mens Basketball Team. Paul was a two year captain while playing alongside of six 1,000 point scorers. His senior year he received the Jim Domoracki Award. Paul played for Coach Domoracki as a freshman.
Head Field Hockey & Womens Lacrosse Coach
Ellen Maruszewski was named the Head Coach for the Raiders Field Hockey and Womens Lacrosse teams prior to the start of the 2014-15 seasons.
As an Assistant Coach for both teams, Maruzewski saw the growth of both programs and was instrumental in helping the Womens Lacrosse team to back-to-back GNAC Tournament appearances and a berth in the ECAC Post-Season Tournament.
Maruszewski graduated from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH in 2009 where she was a four year standout on the Hawks Field Hockey team. She led the NE-10 Conference in Defensive Saves during her junior season and followed that with a selection to the Division II North/South All-Star Game in 2008.
Head Baseball Coach
Anthony Perry enters his 5th season as Head Coach of the Rivier University Baseball program when the first pitch is thrown in 2016.
Since his hiring in August of 2011, Perry has slowly started to transform the program. Over the past two seasons the Rivier Baseball program has had a roster size of 30 student-athletes; which is more than double what Coach Perry had in his first season. The team has won more games in the past three seasons than it did in the three previous to Perrys arrival.
Perry is a 2008 graduate of Fisher College in Boston, Mass. He played all four seasons under Head Coach Scott Dulin where he became a three-time All-Conference and NAIA All-Region outfielder. Upon graduation, he became the first student-athlete from Fisher to sign a professional contract when he agreed to play for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Perry spent two seasons in SoMD gaining valuable knowledge of the game from former Major Leaguers such as Michael Tucker, Ken Harvey and Andy Etchebarren.
Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Hayden Barbosa, begins his first season at the helm of Rivier University, men’s soccer program with great enthusiasm and experience
Barbosa is not only a native of Nashua, but is very familiar with the local collegiate landscape as he served as the Assistant Coach at his Alma mater, Lasell College from 2011-2013. While at Lasell his primary responsibilities were training Goalkeepers and overseeing all recruiting efforts. Barbosa’s recruiting efforts were undeniably impactful. His first recruiting class consisted of Division I, II prospects and transfers who came in to contribute to an overall 15-4-1 record. The following year they finished with a 17-4-2 overall record, as GNAC finalists and an ECAC appearance. Graduating several All-Conference and an All-American who have moved on to play at the next level both at home and abroad.
Barbosa also served as the Assistant Coach at Daniel Webster College during its most historical seasons. He served DWC for 2 seasons (‘14-’15), his role with scouting coupled with his contribution to tactical implementation, helped the program to achieve 15-6-1 and 18-4 overall records, back to back NECC champions and 2 NCAA appearances.
Associate Athletic Director