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Recreational Sports Staff


Meet our friendly staff!

Karen Waterbury - Recreation Director

Karen began her role in Recreation at SUNY Plattsburgh in 2014 following almost 25 years of service patrolling the sidelines as the head women’s soccer coach at SUNY Plattsburgh. Originally from Binghamton, N.Y., Waterbury exited her head coaching position as one of the winningest NCAA Division III women’s soccer coaches of all time.

Karen WaterburyDuring her time as a coach, she racked up a record of 279-164-33 (.621 winning percentage) and led three of her SUNY Plattsburgh squads to the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament. Prior to her days as the Cardinals’ head coach, Waterbury played soccer at SUNY Plattsburgh and earned her bachelor’s degree in business marketing before graduating with a master’s degree in physical education from Ithaca College in 1989.

Waterbury is a certified American Red Cross instructor as well as Instructor Trainer in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, a waterfront Lifeguard, Instructor and Instructor Trainer and Water Safety Instructor and Instructor Trainer and is a certified pool operator. An active outdoor enthusiast, Waterbury enjoys biking, hiking, boating and tennis.

Office: 312 Memorial Hall
Phone: 518-564-4150
Email: [email protected]

Student Staff Assistants

Riley Bolton - Lifeguard Coordinator

Riley is a Junior, Mathematics major with a double minor in finance and economics. She is from, Mexico, New York. Riley is an avid swimmer and has been lifeguarding for four years. She will be teaching the non-credit lifeguarding courses and supervising the lifeguards.

Email: [email protected]

Zachary Bojanowskii - Recreation Coordinator

Zachary is a Senior Business Marketing major from Amherst, NY. Zachary will be supervising and training the staff in Memorial Hall gym and equipment issue room.

Email: [email protected]

Sydney Gabriel - Intramural Coordinator 

Sydney is a Senior Communications major from Rockwell Center, NY.  She is planning on moving out West when she graduates.  Her intramural expertise is volleyball and soccer.

Email: [email protected] 

Tyler Mott - Intramural Coordinator 

Tyler is a Junior Criminal Justice major with an athletic coaching minor. He is from Massena, NY and been playing intramurals since he came to Plattsburgh.  He will be working with Flag  Football, Softball and Basketball teams.

Kyra Traska - Learn to Swim Coordinator

Kyra Traska is a Senior studying in the field of Communication Disorders and Sciences. She is from Rutland, Vermont and has been lifeguard and swimming instructor for the past four years during the summer at Rutland town pools. She is excited to be the director here at SUNY Plattsburgh and cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Email: [email protected]

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