How Jack Arena ’83 Became Great

By Justin Long

Tucked away in the corner of an office in Orr Rink is a trophy you’d think would be displayed for all recruits and visitors to see: Division III National Coach of the Year—Jack Arena.

First He Beat Agassi. Then He Beat Williams.

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"If he were a doctor, he'd be a brain surgeon. If he were in the military, he'd be a general," a former colleague says of men's tennis coach Chris Garner.

By Justin Long

Head Coach Bill Thurston

Head Coach Bill Thurston
Bill Thurston, head coach of the Amherst College baseball program since 1966 and the winningest coach in any sport in school history, has led the Jeffs to a staggering 706 victories (against just 409 losses and nine ties) over the last 39 seasons.