Greg Carroll joined the Morrisville State College staff in August 2001 as the Director of Athletics, and oversees 17 intercollegiate athletic teams for the Mustangs.
Within two years of his arrival, the Mustangs captured second place in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Pepsi Cup standings, which recognizes the junior colleges with the best overall winning percentage across the nation. Morrisville State also paved their way into national rankings, capturing several NJCAA National Titles, Regional Championships and Conference titles.
With that success as a strong foundation, Carroll began the process of moving the college’s athletic department to the four-year level and NCAA Division III status. While the traditional timeline for attaining full NCAA membership requires four years, under Carroll’s direction, Morrisville State completed the process in just three, and was granted a rare waiver for the final required year by the NCAA.
During that time period, he was able to triple the size of the department’s full-time staff, created an elective physical education program, gained approval from the New York State Department of Education for instruction of classes leading to New York State Coaching Certification, took on oversight for the college’s open recreation and intramural programs, and launched the departments own athletic development (fundraising/sponsorship) program.
Since 2001, Carroll has overseen more than $16 million in athletic facility improvements at Morrisville State, including the 2004 renovation of the college’s indoor field house ($2 million), construction of Exhibition Stadium ($6 million) in 2009, and $8 million in renovation to the student activity center’s athletic areas completed in the spring of 2013.
With an emphasis on academic achievement and community service, Mustang athletes’ GPA's now outpace that of the general student at Morrisville State while contributing more than 1,200 hours of campus community service each year. This focus on academics and service has not come at the expense of the Mustang competitiveness as they have placed fourth in the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s President’s Cup standing in 2012 and 2013, with the men’s program taking first place in each of those years as well.
Prior to coming to Morrisville State Carroll was the director of athletics for the Cazenovia (NY) School District for 12 years where his program became synonymous with sportsmanship and character based coaching.
Carroll received his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Saint Bonaventure University (1983) where he ran varsity track and cross country. He went on to earn his master’s degree in instructional development and design from Syracuse University in 1996.
He currently serves as the vice chair of the athletic directors for the NEAC after having served as chair for a two year capacity; is a representative on the NEAC’s strategic planning committee and the President’s Cup Award committee; as well as directs the student-athlete well-being committee for the conference, and is involved in several campus committees at Morrisville State.
He and his wife Maureen reside in Cazenovia, where she teaches physical education. They have a son, Connor, and a daughter, Caeli.