Mission of SSA

Student Services for Athletes (SSA)--a comprehensive program of support services and life skills development--assists student athletes with making the best possible academic and personal adjustment to the University.  The focus of the program is on the academic, personal, and career development of its student-athletes.

The staff of Student Services for Athletes works closely with coaches, faculty and student services personnel to help student-athletes balance the demands of their academic responsibilities and participation in athletics. Student Services for Athletes directly assists student-athletes through: (1) counseling, (2) academic support, (3) workshops, (4) teaching, and (5) special programs. Student Services for Athletes also serves student-athletes through supervision of the HENS Peer Mentoring program, community service activities. The program serves the professional community through its research, training, and consultation activities, and by publishing and presenting to other professionals providing support services to student-athletes. For additional information, please contact:

Tim Morrissey
Director, Student Services for Athletes
108-D Delaware Field House
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716
302-831-4571 or 831-2748

Or

ssa-academics@udel.edu

 

OUR STAFF 

The SSA staff is highly trained and experienced in general counseling issues as well as counseling issues specific to student athletes. The staff is comprised of professionals, graduate students and interns in both counseling psychology and athletic counseling. 

 


Tim Morrissey, M.Ed.
Director
(302) 831-4571
tmorris@udel.edu

Primary liaison men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer and volleyball.

Biography

Tim Morrissey 1747469
 
 

 

James Coleman, M.A.
Assistant Director
(302) 831-0757
jcoleman@udel.edu

Primary liaison to football, women's basketball men’s and women’s tennis. 

Biography

 

 

 


Jessica Spangler, M.Ed.
Academic Coordinator
(302) 831-0672
spangler@udel.edu

Primary liaison to men's soccer, and men’s and women’s golf.

Biography

 

 

 

Nigel Brown, M.S. 
Academic Counselor
(302) 831-2550
nbrown@udel.edu

Primary liaison to women’s cross country, women’s indoor and outdoor track and field and men’s and women’s swimming and diving.

Biography


 

Nigel Brown 1747473  
  Bridget Burger, M.S.
Academic Counselor
(302) 831-7197 

 

 

burger@udel.edu

 

Primary liaison to baseball, men's basketball, rowing, field hockey and men's golf.

Biography

Bridget Burger 1933240

 
 

Lou Becht, M.Ed.
Intern
(302) 831-0682
lbecht@udel.edu

 

Biography

Lou Becht 2654544

 
 

Karen Lofthouse
Administrative Assistant
(302) 831-2748
kloft@udel.edu

 

Biography

Karen Lofthouse 1748273