Boe Pearman Joins Staff as Senior Associate Director of Athletics
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Boe Pearman, most recently the Interim Director of Athletics at Southern Connecticut State University, has been named the Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Manhattan College, incoming Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Noah D. LeFevre, announced today.
“We are very excited to have Boe Pearman join the athletic department staff,” LeFevre said. “Boe brings a wealth of experience in a number of different areas that are critical to the success of our program. She will be a zealous advocate for our student-athletes and our intercollegiate programs."
Pearman possesses a background of more than 20 years in collegiate athletics as a student-athlete, head women's basketball coach and administrator, in addition to experience in professional sports and the private sector. She will supervise Manhattan's 19 Division I sport programs, as well as oversee the athletic department units of sports medicine, strength and conditioning, compliance and academic affairs. Pearman will also serve as Manhattan's Senior Woman Administrator.
At Southern Connecticut State, Pearman was responsible for the department’s compliance with NCAA and conference rules and regulations, encompassing more than 500 student-athletes and 60 coaches. She also coordinated all rules education programs for coaches and staff, as well as initial and continuing eligibility for all student-athletes. Pearman served as the sport administrator for the men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and gymnastics programs. In this role, she supervised all aspects of the daily operations of the five squads. Pearman also served as the department liaison with campus constituents including the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life, the Registrar, Bursar and Institutional Advancement.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Manhattan College community," Pearman said. "I would like to thank Noah LeFevre for the opportunity to join their team. It was evident throughout the process that athletics plays an integral role within the fabric of the campus community. I look forward to collaborating with the administration, coaches and staff to ensure that our Jaspers student-athletes are thriving in the classroom, in the athletic arena and in the community."
During her time at Southern Connecticut State, Pearman developed and implemented several new policies and procedures, including the Athletic Department Study Table and Tutorial programs. Pearman also served as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Board and on several campus wide committees, including an appointment to the Student Success Task Force. Pearman also chaired several internal committees at Southern Connecticut State and served on the committees for several university wide searches.
She has also been active on the conference and regional levels, having served as the athletic department's representative on the Northeast-10 Conference’s Committee for Sports Administration. Pearman also completed a term on the NCAA Division II East Regional Women’s Basketball Committee.
Also a respected member of the coaching community with nearly 20 years of college and professional experience, Pearman was the head women’s basketball coach at Rhode Island from 1999-2004 and guided the Rams to the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship game for only the second time in the history of the program. She also helped to reenergize the local community through extensive outreach and fundraising efforts and resulted in new benchmarks in annual giving and attendance. In addition, Pearman’s teams had three consecutive winning seasons for only the second time in URI history.
Equally as impressive was the fact that all players that completed their eligibility under Pearman graduated during her stint with the Rams.
Pearman took over at URI after serving as the associate head coach with the New England Blizzard of the American Basketball League. In this role, she provided leadership in the pioneering effort to organize and conduct the first professional basketball league for women.
She joined the Blizzard after a successful stint as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland (1985-97). During her time at Maryland as both a student-athlete and coach, the Terps won six ACC championships and appeared in 12 NCAA tournaments with three Elite Eight berths and two Final Four berths.
Numerous individuals who once played for Pearman have since moved on into the college coaching ranks at institutions in several notable Division I conferences, including the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference, West Coast Conference, Atlantic-10 Conference and Northeast Conference.
A four-year starter and second team All-Atlantic Coast Conference player at the University of Maryland from 1980-84, Pearman earned a bachelor’s degree from Maryland.