Sisson Named New Athletic Director at Genesee Community College

Genesee Community College has named Peggy Sisson the new Athletic Director. Peggy, a long-time faculty member, moves into her new position after twenty years working at Genesee.

Peggy served as Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education from 1987 to 2002, during which time she was also the Head Women’s Basketball and Women’s Softball coach. During Peggy’s collegiate coaching career she has won over 300 games. At Genesee Community College, her teams won six NJCAA Regional Championships including three years in a row between 1997 and 1999.

In 2002, Peggy was promoted to Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education.
Prior to starting at Genesee in 1987, Peggy worked for eight years as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Physical Education Instructor at SUNY Fredonia.

A current resident of Akron, NY, Peggy received her Associate of Science degree from Genesee Community College before going on to Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa for her BS in Health and Physical Education. She earned her MS in Physical Education from SUNY Brockport where she also obtained her CAS and SAS Administrative Certification.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Genesee Community College athletic program into the future,” Peggy said. “My goal is to ensure that every student athlete has a positive athletic and academic experience at Genesee.”

Peggy has received many awards and honors over her career including being named NJCAA Coach of the Year, Region III, Division II six times and District C Women’s Basketball National Coach of the Year five times. She received the President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2000 and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1999.

“We are very pleased that Peggy has accepted the Athletic Director position,” said
Ginny Taylor, Vice President of Student and Enrollment Services. “She has a long history at Genesee and we know that she will help continue the success of our athletic department.”

Editor’s Note: A photograph of Peggy Sisson, the new Athletic Director for Genesee Community College is available at: