Assistant Sports Information Director
Mark Therrien begins his fifth year, and second as a full-time staff member, in 2016-17.
The 2016 USTFCCCA Track & Field Excellence in Communications Division III award winner has plenty of experience at WPI, serving as an intern during the 2010-11 academic year and as a part-time assistant the past two years. In between, he spent two years in the Sports Information Office at Nichols, where he promoted a CoSIDA Academic All-America and was the primary contact for the 2013 CCC Championship men’s tennis team. Therrien later served as the Interim Sports Information Director at conference rival Smith during the spring 2014 semester.
Therrien gained experience working at three different colleges during his academic career including Indiana Institute of Technology, Eastern Connecticut State and Worcester State, where he graduated in 2007 with a degree in business. At Worcester State, Therrien took home the inaugural Athletics Service Award issued by the department in 2007.
A fixture at many NCAA Championships, including four national title games, Therrien has worked numerous contests for institutions such as Holy Cross, Connecticut, Brown, Providence, Harvard, WPI, Nichols, Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island College. Therrien has served as the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regional statistician, produced tournament notes for the 2012 Division I/II/III Men’s Lacrosse Championship weekend, and served as a local committee member and ticket manager for the 2011 Division III Field Hockey semifinals and finals. He was also a photography steward for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship opening rounds in 2010.
Additionally, Therrien has been the publicity director for the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) for three seasons and a major off-the-field contributor to the East Side American Legion Post 201 baseball team the past six years, including a state championship in 2011 and a northeast regional championship game appearance in 2013.