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 John Kane
John Kane
Holyoke, MA

Senior Associate AD

Springfield College- BS, Westfield State College- MED


DeFilippo To Retire As Director of Athletics

Served as Boston College's Athletics Director since September 1997

With over 30 years of experience at Boston College, John Kane assumed his current position in February 1998, after spending six years as the department's associate athletic director/operations.

Prior to assuming his associate athletic director duties, Kane spent 11 years at the school's William J. Flynn Student Recreation Complex, including five as the center's director.

Kane oversees the sports medicine, strength and conditioning, and equipment operations. He also serves as the athletic department's liaison with the University's Office of Human Resources. He will continue to coordinate the department's athletic operations and facilities' scheduling.

At the Flynn Recreation Complex, Kane spent his first six years as the assistant director, organizing intramural activities. In his last five years, Kane's role as the center's director expanded to include all recreational activities in the building, intramural and club sports and additional administrative duties

A track enthusiast, Kane was the head track and field coach at Bentley (Mass.) College from 1977-80. He served as the commissioner of the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association for 17 years, before relinquishing those duties when he assumed his new duties at Boston College. As commissioner, he conducted three track and field/cross country championships for the 50 member institutions each year. He was on the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field subcommittee from September 2000 to August 2004. He chaired the committee for two terms, serving from 2002 to 2004.

Kane and his wife, Ann, reside in Bellingham and have two sons, Ryan and Jamie.