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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: 301A  Memorial Hall
Phone: 518-564-4150
Email: [email protected]

Student Staff Assistants

Max Tompkins — Recreation Coordinator

Max is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh and is triple majoring in accounting, MIS and business admin. He grew up around Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Max has been a part of the recreation office since the fall of 2017. On his free time he enjoys working out and skiing any mountain that’s open.

Email: [email protected]

Kyle Espejo — Intramural Coordinator

Kyle is a currently a graduate student in the student affairs and higher education counseling program. He is originally from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Kyle was a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team from 2013–2017. He is also the community director of Harrington Hall. Kyle enjoys hiking, working out, and soaking up the sun. 

Email: [email protected]

Zachary Silber — CPR Head Instructor

Email: [email protected]

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