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Athletics Overview

At Roxbury Community College, athletic success is achieved without compromising academic standards. The academic and personal development of every student-athlete is the primary concern of RCC and the Department of Athletics. Educational experiences in the classroom are complimented by those in athletics which promote discipline, teamwork, leadership and good sportsmanship. Roxbury Community College currently offers 27 degree programs of study (including, but not limited to, options and concentrations) and 11 certificate programs of study. Ultimately, all of these programs are seen as a means of developing the total person: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, socially and physically.

Sports Offered:

  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Indoor Track and Field
  • Women's Indoor Track and Field
  • Men Outdoor Track and Field
  • Women's Outdoor Track and Field

Roxbury Community College Athletic Tradition:

  • 2016 NJCAA Div. III Women's Basketball National Champions
  • 2000 NJCAA Div. III Men's Basketball National Champions
  • 27 All-Americans
  • 21 Time State Champions
  • 15 Time Regional Champions

Our student-athletes have gone on to play sports at colleges and universities such as Providence College, Franklin Pierce, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, Curry College, Salem State University, Northeastern University, Columbia University, Rhode Island College, Boston College, Southern Connecticut University,  and Bentley University. RCC is also recognized as the first Junior College inducted into the N.E. Basketball Hall of Fame in the year 2003.

At Roxbury Community College, athletic success is achieved without compromising academic standards. The academic and personal development of every student-athlete is the primary concern of RCC and the Department of Athletics. Educational experiences in the classroom are complimented by those in athletics which promote discipline, teamwork, leadership and good sportsmanship. Roxbury Community College currently offers 27 degree programs of study (including, but not limited to, options and concentrations) and 11 certificate programs of study. Ultimately, all of these programs are seen as a means of developing the total person: intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, socially and physically.

Sports Offered:

  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Indoor Track and Field
  • Women's Indoor Track and Field
  • Men Outdoor Track and Field
  • Women's Outdoor Track and Field

Roxbury Community College Athletic Tradition:

  • 2000 NJCAA Div. III Men's Basketball National Champions
  • 27 All-Americans
  • 20 Time State Champions
  • 14 Time Regional Champions

Our student-athletes have gone on to play sports at colleges and universities such as Providence College, Franklin Pierce, UMass Boston, UMass Lowell, Curry College, Salem State University, Northeastern University, Columbia University, Rhode Island College, Boston College, Southern Connecticut University,  and Bentley University. RCC is also recognized as the first Junior College inducted into the N.E. Basketball Hall of Fame in the year 2003.

Coaches & Staff

Administrative Staff

Jelani Townsell
Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Athletics
617-541-2478
jtownsell@rcc.mass.edu

Paris Amado
Administrative Assistant - Athletics
617-541-2475
pamado@rcc.mass.edu

Florence Russo, MA, LATC 
Head Athletic Trainer
617-541-3535 ext. 465 (Training Room)
617-541-3535 ext. 469 (Office)
frusso@rcc.mass.edu

Men's Basketball

Jelani Townsell
Head Coach
617-541-2478
jtownsell@rcc.mass.edu

Ernest Hughes III
Assistant Coach
ehughes@rcc.mass.edu 

Women's Basketball

Mark Leszczyk
Women’s Head Coach
617-602-1062
mleszczyk@rcc.mass.edu

Kisandra Ayanbeku
Assistant Coach

Track and Field

Tommie Campbell, Jr.
Men’s and Women's Head Coach
617-602-1046
tcampbell@rcc.mass.edu

Jerome Singleton
Asst. Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Coach