PROUD FAMILY — Pictured at the award ceremony are members of the Feldman family. Seated, from left: Kathy Feldman, Louis Feldman and Sheila Holloway; Standing, Patti Crandall, Eric Muth, Mary Muth and Linda Geraghty.
ALFRED — The Alfred State Athletic Department inducted five new members into its hall of fame on Oct. 12, during homecoming and family weekend festivities.
Athletic Director Kathy Feldman, the daughter of Louis Feldman of West Valley and the late Rose Marie Feldman, was part of the inducted class.
During Feldman’s 30-plus year history with the Alfred State Athletic Department, she served as a physical education instructor, volleyball coach, softball coach and athletic director.
After teaching in the physical education department and coaching volleyball for 15 years and softball for 10 years, Feldman was named the college’s director of athletics, a position she held until last year.
During Feldman’s tenure, the college received many facility upgrades, including the building of Pioneer Stadium, new baseball and softball fields and refurbishments to Orvis Gymnasium, the fitness center and the athletic training room.
On the field, three Pioneer teams won National Junior College Athletic Association national championships and the college hosted national championships, cross-country, softball and track and field events and numerous regional championships.
In addition to her duties at Alfred State, Feldman also served as the NJCAA Region III women’s director from 1987 – 1995 and from 1996 – 2011.
In this position, she represented all of the colleges in Region III at the national level and chaired and served on numerous national committees.
Feldman received numerous honors, during her career.
In 1996, she received the USA Volleyball Outstanding Service Award; in 1999 – 2000, she was named the Western New York Athletic Conference Person of the Year. In 2001, she received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for professional service.
In 2005, she was named the Region III Athletic Director of the Year; in 2006, she was inducted into the NJCAA Volleyball Hall of Fame. She was awarded the NJCAA Certificate of Loyalty. In 2008, she received the George E. Killian Award of Excellence. That award is presented by the NJCAA national offices to one athletic director every year.