Bailey Finocchio was hired as the Tufts University Department of Athletics' Assistant Director of Club Sports & Recreation / Chair of Physical Education in January 2022. In this position, Finocchio oversees the department’s recreational offerings, club sports, intramurals, and physical education classes and mini-courses.
Prior to coming to Tufts, she was the Assistant Director for Club Sports at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. She oversaw 63 club sports that varied from highly competitive teams to instructional and/or recreational clubs. Prior to UVM, she was the Assistant Director of Recreation & Wellness, Club Sports at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. In that role she oversaw 20 competitive club sports, six recreational club sports and an intramural sports program with approximately 15 sport offerings.
Finocchio attended Providence College in Providence, R.I. where she played Women’s Club Rugby and graduated with a B.S in Business Management and later a Master’s in Business Administration. She was born and raised in Wakefield, Mass.
At Tufts, Finocchio takes over multiple programs which offer a variety of opportunities to anyone on campus interested in athletic activity. The Club Sports program consists of 28 Club Sports, ranging from highly competitive teams competing against other colleges and universities to recreational clubs learning new sport skills and activities. Tufts Club Sports allow for both the true competitor and the recreational student-athlete to participate. The Tufts Intramural Program provides an outlet for fun competition as Tufts students, staff, and faculty compete against one another in a variety of sport activities. Within the liberal arts framework at Tufts, the Physical Education program offers students instruction in individual, dual, and group activities that promote lifelong fitness and enjoyment.