Athletics Staff Directory

Loreto Jackson, Ph.D., Director of Athletics

Loreto Jackson, Ph.D., Director of Athletics


Sercan Fenerci, Assistant Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director: Sercan Fenerci


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Athletic Consultant: Bob Lospennato


Joan Rossi

Administrative Asst II: Joan Rossi

Joan has served the Athletic Department at BHCC since 2011.

She is dedicated to supporting the mission of the department as well as keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently. Joan is a familiar face to most people on campus as she worked in the Student Activities Office prior to her tenure in Athletics.

Joan earned her Associate’s Degree from Lasell College in Library Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Northeastern University. When she is not working at BHCC, she is participating in fellowship and mission opportunities at her church. Family and church are central in Joan’s life.

In addition to her administrative and organizational skills, Joan is a master in the kitchen and occasionally brings in homemade treats to the office. (It’s a good thing the Fitness Center is just around the corner.) She’s also quite a story teller and often has an effective home remedy for what ails you. 

Joan lives north of Boston with her husband, Lou, and together they have three children, Laura, David, and Luke.


Head Coach Men's Baseball: David Valdez

Head Coach Men's Baseball: David Valdez


Assistant Coach Men's Baseball Christopher Marchi

Assistant Coach Men's Baseball: Christopher Marchi


Scott Benjamin

Head Men's Soccer Coach: Scott Benjamin

Coach Benjamin took the helm for Bunker Hill Community College in fall of 2002.

Coach Benjamin took the helm for Bunker Hill Community College in fall of 2002. He grew up in a soccer family in Oswego NY, where his father created the first youth soccer program in his home. In college Coach Benjamin captained the Oswego State Great Lakers to two NY State SUNYAC Championship contests, the college’s first bid to the ECAC tournament, and was the first player named to the NSCAA Academic All American team. He has a long history of coaching on all levels and holds NSCAA national and advanced national coaching diplomas. He has been the Region 21 Coach of the year six times and in 2010 was named the District Coach of the Year.

Since, Coach Benjamin’s time at BHCC the men’s soccer program has grown to be among the top team in the country. They have consistently finished ranked in the top 10 NJCAA in the last five years and in the last two years have been ranked in the NSCAA’s top twenty Junior College teams.

In 2012 the team posted its best finish ever with an impressive 19-3-1 overall record and was undefeated in league play. The team won the MCCAC state tournament and the NJCAA Region 21 tournament earning a second bid to the national championship tournament. This year the team won the first round and competed in its first national final four (semifinals). The team is currently ranked sixth in the NSCAA national poll, and fifth in the NJCAA poll. Overall the team has won six MCCAC state titles, competed in seven NJCAA Region 21 finals, won two regional titles (2010, 2012), played twice in the national tournament in the last three years, and has named five All Americans since 2009. In the past two years the team has posted just one loss in conference play.

Along with soccer coach Benjamin stresses academics. Over the past two seasons the team has posted a 90 percent academic retention rate. Over the past four years 35 players have moved on to play at Division III, II and I programs, with most earning academic and athletic scholarships.

Coach Benjamin is also very active in local youth soccer related programs. He serves on the local soccer boards of the Charlestown Youth Soccer for coaching education and on the Health and Wellness Board for America Scores after school soccer and literacy program in Boston.

Email: sbenjamin@bhcc.mass.edu


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Head Women's Soccer Coach: Soren Balea


Nkrumah Jones

Head Men's Basketball Coach: Nkrumah Jones

Nkrumah Jones an alumni of BHCC class of 2001 has returned to help guide the men's basketball program.

Nkrumah comes to BHCC fresh off a four year run as assistant men's basketball coach at local Division III powerhouse, Salem State University (SSU). His primary duties at SSU were to recruit student-athletes, in-game coaching, and player development. During his tenure at SSU, the men’s team had an overall record of 75-36 for a winning percentage of 62 percent, along with two NCAA DIII national tournaments appearances, which included a Sweet16 run in 2008-09. Also of note, Nkrumah helped recruit NE region and MASCAC player of the year Brian Clark and 2-time MASCAC POY and SSU 5th all-time leading scorer, Dylan Holmes.

Coach Jones is very well known on the exposure camp/clinic circuit where he is an instructor/coach. Coach Jones has worked very closely with the Hoop Group- the largest youth basketball exposure/instruction camp on the East coast.

"One of my goals is to bring a National Championship to my Alma Mater while helping student-athletes graduate with a degree in a field they deem worthwhile. This will be achieved using professionalism, hard work and desire".

Nkrumah is employed by the Cambridge public school system and he is co-founder of the Greater Boston Lions youth mentorship program that offers AAU basketball to boys and girls ages 10-17. The GBL program is a perennial powerhouse in the NE area with state titles, several Final fours and over 150 members and alumni to its credit.

Email: nijones@bhcc.mass.edu


Jen Colburn Logan

Head Women's Basketball Coach: Jennifer Logan

Head Coach Jennifer Logan will be entering her second season as the Head Coach of the Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Women’s Basketball Program. A former Lady Bulldog herself, she brings a unique blend of experience, passion and institutional knowledge to the program.

Previous to being named interim head coach at the beginning of the 2016-2017 season, Coach “JLo” was the Lady Bulldogs Assistant Basketball Coach for three seasons.  Over those three seasons, her teams proved to be strong competitors in the conference. The 2014-2015 team finished as runner-up in the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXI tournaments, falling one game short of advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament.

A native of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, Coach Logan played basketball at Fenway High School before matriculating into Bunker Hill Community College in the fall of 2002. Coach Logan was a two sport athlete in basketball and softball at BHCC. In consecutive years as a player in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005, her basketball teams went back to back, winning the NJCAA Regional XXI Championships and playing for the NJCAA Division III National Championship. Returning to BHCC and being able to contribute to the women’s basketball program has been thrilling for her. She said on a number of occasions that, “being a student athlete at BHCC was one of the most important experiences in my life.”

After completing her Associates Degree at BHCC, Coach Logan attended the University of Connecticut graduating with a B.S. in Pathobiology in 2008. Thereafter she moved to Philadelphia to continue her education at Drexel University, College of Medicine graduating with a M.S. in Forensic Science with a focus in Criminalistics in 2011.

Coach Logan returned to Boston after completing her master’s program and currently works for the State of Massachusetts in the Chief Medical Examiner’s office as a supervisor for the Medical Examiner Assistant staff. She currently lives in Hyde Park with her husband Brian. 

 

Email: jlcolbur@bhcc.mass.edu


Head Coach Women's Volleyball: LaShawn Thomas

Head Coach Women's Volleyball: LaShawn Thomas

Coach LaShawn Thomas, in his first year at the coaching helm of the BHCC Women’s Volleyball program, attended Norwich University as a member of the Corps of Cadets, studying Business Management and Finance. A multi-sport athlete, Coach Thomas played one year of football and four years of baseball, while playing roles as: the Women’s Volleyball Manager, Founder and President of the Men’s Volleyball Club, and Secretary of the Rotaract (Service Leadership) Club. 

Originally from San Antonio, Texas –an area of the country with very high levels of play; Coach Thomas acquired most of his volleyball skills there. Coach Thomas’ goal is to develop a strong program that can represent an area where volleyball isn’t very active and develop the program to compete at a high level.

LaShawn stays active in volleyball himself, playing in several leagues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire on a weekly basis.

While LaShawn’ s passion for volleyball is very strong, he also likes to also go to the gym, spend time with family and friends, and go to the beach.