Rob Livingstone (MS, CSCS, SCCC, USAW, CPR) was named strength and conditioning coach at Williams College in June of 2011. He has had a long history of working with Major League Baseball players, Olympic, and NCAA Division I athletes.
Livingstone began his strength and conditioning career as a coordinator at Jacksonville [AL] State University (I-AA), where he served from 1999-2002. He was then promoted to the director of strength and conditioning at Jacksonville State and served during the 2002-03 academic year before joining the staff at the University of Georgia (I-A).
In 2002 Livingstone designed and implemented a safe and effective strength and conditioning program for the Clearwater Phillies, a minor league team in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. Livingstone traveled with the team for away games and coordinated off-site workouts, reporting team progress weekly to the Philadelphia Phillies’ Director of Minor League Strength and Conditioning
From 2003-05 Livingstone was the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Georgia for baseball, men’s basketball, track & field and swimming and diving.
At Georgia Livingstone designed and implemented a safe and effective strength and conditioning program, developed and supervised an internship program for the Strength and Conditioning Department and assisted in the design of the new 18,000 square foot Olympic Strength and Conditioning facility.
From 2004-10 Livingstone worked as a contracted human performance specialist creating and implementing safe and effective workouts for Major League baseball players and Olympic athletes.
A 2002 graduate of Williams College, Marshall returns for his 7th season back in the Purple Valley after stints at both Northeastern University and Tufts University. Creighton began his coaching career at Northeastern immediately following graduation.
During the 2002 Atlantic-10 Championship season Marshall worked as an Offensive Assistant, assisting in all phases of weekly preparation and with the Quarterbacks. The following season Marshall joined the staff at Tufts University where he coached on both sides of the ball, working with the Wide Receivers and Linebackers. Marshall also received a MA in Educational Studies from Tufts University.
In the last six years, Marshall has coached six different 1st Team All-NESCAC WRs and two 2nd Team All-NESCAC WRs. In addition to coaching the WRs, Marshall is the Special Teams Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator for the Ephs. This year Marshall has added the title of Assistant Head Coach to his list of duties.
As a player, Marshall was a member of three NESCAC championship teams and two undefeated teams. He shared time as the starting QB in 2000 and started at CB in 2001 and was awarded the Dr. Edward Caughlin Award for overcoming adversity after his senior campaign.
Marshall and his wife Liz (a former Ephs basketball player) reside in Williamstown with their son Cole.
After a year serving as interim head coach of wrestling, Scott Honecker has been elevated to head coach of wrestling at Williams College.
Honecker who served as an assistant at Williams in 2011-12, served interim head coach this past season and led the Ephs to a 12-11 record and a 5th-place ranking in New England. He coached three Eph wrestler to the Div. III national championship meet, where two were named All-America, the Ephs placed 24th and Honecker was named NCAA Div. III Rookie Coach of the Year.
“I would like to thank (athletic director) Lisa Melendy for the opportunity to continue to lead this group of outstanding young men,” Honecker said. “I am excited to grow and strengthen the relationships formed here during my time as interim head coach. The mission of creating great citizens while developing champions on the mat has not changed, and the coaching staff as well as the student-athletes are dedicated towards that goal.”
After wrestling at Ithaca College, Honecker accepted an assistant coaching position at J.H. Rose High School in 2005 while he completed his degree at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. In 2006, Honecker was elevated to Head Wrestling Coach where his program experienced unprecedented success. Throughout the course of his in career in Greenville, Honecker’s teams achieved over 100 dual meet victories in 5 seasons.
In 2007, Honecker founded the Greenville Wrestling Club, which grew to become one of the largest clubs in the Southeast and competed on a national level. Five consecutive years (2007-11), the Greenville Wrestling Club won the North Carolina state championship.
Along with coaching the Greenville Wrestling Club, Honecker was selected as a Head Coach for the North Carolina USA Wrestling Team.
USA Wrestling named Honecker the 2009 North Carolina State Coach of the Year.
In 2010, Honecker was honored as the USA Wrestling Southeast Junior Developmental Coach of the Year. The Southeast Region of USA Wrestling covers nine states.
During his six years in North Carolina Honecker was a member of the Cadet/Junior National Coaching Staff and served as an Executive Board Member for North Carolina USA Wrestling.
“After a national search and a strong applicant pool was sorted through and interviewed, it was clear that Scott was the best fit for the job,” Melendy said. “Scott brings with him a strong and varied background in wrestling and teaching that has served him well at his time at Williams. He is well connected at all levels of wrestling, club, high school, and college. What impressed the committee the most was his evident passion for the sport of wrestling and for his wrestlers.”
Honecker earned his Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University in 2010 in elementary education.
Honecker and his wife Kareen and daughter Samantha reside in Williamstown.
In 2009, Christi Kelsey was hired to take over the reigns of the Eph Volleyball Program. In her inaugural season, Kelsey helped guide the Ephs to the 2009 NESCAC Championship and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA tournament. Coach Kelsey now is heading into her fourth season as head volleyball coach.
In the 2010 and 2011 seasons, the Eph squads continued to put up strong performances in New England, while battling it out against fellow opponents in the talented, deep, and competitive NESCAC conference.
The Ephs program tradition is rooted in dedication, hard work, and excellence in the classroom, and on the court. During Kelsey’s tenure, the team and individual players have earned the following honors:
- 3 NEWVA All-Academic Team Awards
- 14 NESCAC All-Academic Team Honorees
- 4 AVCA Academic All-Americans
- 6 NESCAC All-Conference Team Honorees
- 3 AVCA All-Region Honorees
- 3 AVCA Honorable Mention All-Americans
- 9 NEWVA All-Senior Classic Honorees
- 6 All-New England Awards
- 3 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Awards
- 1 NESCAC All-Rookie Team Honoree
Prior to being hired as head coach at Williams, Kelsey served as the first assistant for Harvard University. While with the Crimson, Kelsey provided on-court coaching, team development, and served as Harvard’s recruiting coordinator.
Kelsey’s other volleyball and coaching experiences have included:
- Director of the Nike Volleyball Summer Camp at Williams College
- Court coach and instructor at volleyball camps conducted at Purdue University, Emory University, Harvard University, Bentley University, University of New Hampshire, and Northeastern University and she also has an extensive club coaching resume
- Volunteer assistant coach at Wellesley College (2003-2005)
- Interim head coach at Wheaton College (spring of 2005)
- Named the 2005 winner of the New England Region Rick Pierce Volleyball Award winner for community service, sportsmanship, and the promotion of the sport of volleyball
- Continues to participate in regional and national USAV volleyball competitions at the AA level
A 2000 graduate of Purdue University, Kelsey majored in business and minored in information systems. She was a four-year participant for the Boilermakers in volleyball and earned First Team All-Academic Big Ten honors twice, while being named to the Dean’s List seven straight semesters.
In 1998 Kelsey was named a Mortar Board Co-Top Scholar Athlete at Purdue and in 1998-99 she earned the Helen B. Schleman Academic Achievement Award.