Athletic Hall of Fame 2012 - Feldman

Kathy Feldman

Feldman was a fixture in the Alfred State Athletic Department for over 30 years. Always an advocate for the important lessons learned through athletics and physical education, Feldman has left a legacy of excellence at Alfred State.

Feldman wore numerous hats during her time in the Athletic Department serving 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 2011.

During her leadership, the college saw significant facility upgrades including the building of Pioneer Stadium, new baseball and softball fields, refurbishments to Orvis Gymnasium, the fitness center, and the athletic training room. On the field, three Pioneer teams won NJCAA national championships and the college hosted national championships (cross country, softball, and track & field) events as well as countless regional championships.

On top of her duties at Alfred State, Feldman also served as the NJCAA Region III women’s director between 1987 and 1995 and then again from 1996 until 2011. In this position, she has represented all the colleges in Region III at the national level and chaired and served on numerous national committees.

During her tenure, Feldman received numerous honors. In 1996 she received the USA Volleyball Outstanding Service Award; in 1999-2000 she was named the WNYAC Person of the Year; in 2001 she received the SUNY 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 and given the NJCAA Certificate of Loyalty; and in 2008 she received the George E. Killian Award of Excellence by the NJCAA national office.