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Anna Maria College announces that Stanley C. Vieira has accepted the position of Director of Athletics and will join the AMC community on January 18, 2012.  In this role, Mr. Vieira will provide leadership, daily oversight, and management of the College’s growing athletic programs that continue to enhance AMC’s liberal arts education by promoting physical fitness, sportsmanship, and socialization.

 Mr. Vieira is a graduate of UMass-Boston and received his Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in Sports and Society from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.  Prior to joining AMC, he served as the Athletic Director and Assistant Coach for Women’s Softball, Women’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer at Lesley University.  In this position he was responsible for all aspects of the University’s NCAA Division III athletic program, which was comprised of 12 varsity teams and clubs, as well as intramural and fitness activities for 1500 undergraduate students.  Mr. Vieira also helped to implement a ten-year strategic plan to grow the athletic programs at the institution.

 Currently, AMC offers 17 NCAA Division III sports teams for both men and women.