Now in his 20th year at HCC, Tommy Stewart also enters his ninth year as the Director of Athletics, having served eight years as Assistant Athletics Director. Since his arrival, Stewart has created a rich environment for student athletes to thrive athletically and academically.
During his tenure, HCC teams have won 29 Regional XXI Championships in seven sports. HCC has been honored with more than 190 All New England Players, 34 NJCAA All-Americans and 10 NJCAA Academic All-Americans. He has sent both Men's and Women's Soccer teams to the Final Four (four times), Women's Basketball (twice) Golf (six times) and Tennis (six times).
To support this success, Stewart has made efforts to improve the athletic complex at HCC. He has been involved in the creation of the David M. Bartley Center for Athletics and Recreation field house and the complete renovation of the soccer, softball and baseball fields.
Stewart has also raised HCC's profile nationally by chairing the Division I and III Track, Cross Country, Half-Marathon and Division III Golf Committees. For the past 15 years he has served as the Region XXI Assistant Regional Director for both men and women. In 2011 he hosted the Division III National Cross Country Championship, before again hosting in 2013 and 2015. The Division III National Cross Country Championship in 2011 was the first National Championship hosted by HCC in its 65-year history. In 2016 HCC hosted it's first ever Division III National Track Championship.
A Cross Country and Track Standout both in high school and college, Stewart earned All New England honors in the 3000m Steeplechase and led the Westfield State College Owls to the 1987 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. He was inducted into his high school (Oxford, MA) Hall of Fame in 2007.
A Certified Master USA Track and Field Official, he is also the MIAA West Tournament Director for Cross Country and Track and Field, and the Associate Meet Director of the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (ICAAAA), the oldest Track and Field competition in the country.
Stewart and his wife Jackie have five children; Justin, 26; Josh, 23; Colin, 20; Kathryn, 18; and Anna, 16. Jackie holds a master's degree from Boston College and is an Associate Professor of English at HCC.
updated June 2016