RUTLAND—In addition to the varsity eSports program, the College of St. Joseph will add cross-country, cheerleading and dance, and bowling to its intercollegiate athletic offerings this fall.
The new programs will begin play in the Northeastern Intercollegiate Athletics Conference under the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics beginning this fall.
The college has named Cara Gauvin as head coach for cheerleading and dance, Jonathan Lamiotte as head coach for cross-country, and Jon Wilbur as head coach for bowling.
Gauvin has been the head coach for Rutland High School’s varsity cheerleading program for 24 years, leading the Raiders to multiple state and regional titles, as well as second place at the National Cheerleading Association Senior and Junior High School National Championship in 2015 before taking home a national title in February. Gauvin owns Peak Performance All Star Cheer and Dance and is the former head coach of Castleton University’s club team.
Lamiotte currently serves as head coach for College of St. Joseph’s women’s basketball program. He is the former head coach of Green Mountain College’s women’s basketball program and also served as assistant men’s soccer coach there. In addition to his role in athletics, Lamiotte also works in the office of admissions at CSJ and is instrumental in recruiting student-athletes.
Wilbur is a touring PBA bowler talented instructor at the local alley, Rutland Bowlerama. He is a staff player for Columbia 300’s regional and amateur team, as well as an ambassador for the New England Bowlers Association.