Erin Hutchinson

Background

Erin Hutchinson returns to academia after a four-year stint pursing one of her dreams – being an entrepreneur and a Main Street shopkeeper.  Previous to that, she spent ten years in admissions at Washington & Lee University.  As Senior Associate Director of Admissions, she was responsible for administering their scholarship programs, managing their recruitment of underrepresented groups, and recruiting students from various regions in the US and Latin America.  As the wife of a college basketball coach, she moved often early on in her career, always pursuing employment in education – as a technology teacher at Cleveland Central Catholic High School, as the Director of School Programs at FutureKids NYC, and as the Director of Primrose Schools in Marietta, GA.  Having grown up primarily in Maine and then pursuing her BA in Archaeological Anthropology from Harvard University and her MEd in Education Administration from UMass Amherst, coming to Deerfield is a welcome return to her New England roots.  A black belt in American Freestyle Karate, a motorcycle enthusiast and an avid reader and crafter, Erin brings with her two sons, Jason and Donald, as well as her husband, Adam, and her yellow lab, Biscuit.

Teams

  • Assistant CoachBasketball (Girls): Thirds

Contact

Frequently Asked Questions

Deerfield students are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and try new experiences. If a student wishes to play a new sport, then he/she can participate in tryouts along with the other athletes, and will be placed according to their skill level. Most sports at Deerfield have multiple teams, so those new to a particular sport will usually have the opportunity to play at an appropriate level. Beginners should be sure to notify the coach if they require guidance in navigating a new sport.

Students are required to participate in a co-corricular each term. “Co-curriculars” do not necessarily have to be an interscholastic sport. Other options include community service, dance, theater, recreational sports, or even managing a sport. Additionally, students with talents in certain areas such as the arts may apply for a co-curricular exemption, in which they pursue their talent under the guidance of a Deerfield faculty member. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to participate in at least two terms of interscholastic athletics per year.

Varsity candidates will typically have preseason tryouts before school begins, and therefore should plan on arriving three or more days early. Coaches notify candidates during the summer if they should arrive early, and arrival dates are posted on the Deerfield Academy calendar.

Deerfield does provide laundry services for athletic clothing. Students should be aware that due to turnaround time they may want to have multiple sets of clothing to avoid any problems.

Each sport holds tryouts at the beginning of the season to determine appropriate placement for students trying out. Deerfield does its best to put all of its students in the position to succeed and grow as athletes, and these efforts are reflected in the composition of its teams.

All students, faculty, and staff can seek help from Deerfield’s skilled athletic training staff regardless of their involvement in Deerfield athletics.

Certain equipment, including game uniforms and practice clothing, is provided by the Athletic Stockroom. Some non-clothing items are also available for loan upon request, or available to purchase through the Athletic Store. Because each sport has varying equipment needs, students should be in touch with their coach or the stockroom staff when they arrive on campus. If students need to purchase athletic equipment or clothing not found in the Athletic Store or stockroom, they can usually find it at any one of several local retail stores.

Recreational sports are typically open to juniors and seniors as a co-curricular option, but some may allow underclassmen to participate with the coach’s permission.

The athletic facilities, including the gym, pool, tennis courts, and squash courts, are open to all students, faculty, and staff during their hours of operation. At the beginning of the year all students participate in an orientation that walks them through proper use of the fitness center, and all new students take a required swim test before they can use the pool. Hours for athletic facilities are posted online.

Contact Athletics

athletics@deerfield.edu
413-774-1430

Office West Gym
Mail PO Box 36
Deerfield, MA 01342