In addition to serving as the longstanding head women’s soccer coach, Amanda Janosky will now serve as the Director of Athletics for Villa Maria’s growing athletics program.
“Amanda has a strong understanding of the opportunity to grow and develop Villa’s athletic programs,” said Brian Emerson, Villa’s vice president for enrollment management. “Her years of experience in teaching, coaching and playing at the Division I and professional levels have provided her with the ability to succeed in this role. She has proven herself to be dedicated to the College and its mission, and I am confident that Amanda will lead our student-athletes to success both academically and athletically.”
Janosky has been the head women’s soccer coach since 2016 when collegiate athletics were reintroduced at Villa. In that role, she has been responsible for growing the women’s soccer program, which includes setting physical conditioning goals, ensuring each athlete meets the academic standards of the College and the USCAA Conference, staffing, coordinating all the team’s logistics, and maintaining the program’s budget.
As the director of athletics, she will manage all aspects of planning, supervision, staffing, delivery, and evaluation of the entire intercollegiate athletics program. This includes developing a comprehensive recruitment strategy for student-athletes, interacting with faculty, managing the budget for the athletic department, managing personnel, ensuring compliance with conference and league rules, providing leadership in developing plans for facility improvements, engaging the campus and local community in athletics program and events and more.
“I’m excited and honored that the college has the confidence in me to lead Villa Vikings program to the next level,” said Janosky. This is a tremendous time to build upon the foundation that has been established in Viking athletics. I look forward to creating a vision for the department that reflects the mission of the school while providing a competitive arena for our students-athletes to be successful on and off the field.”
In total, Janosky has over 14 years of leadership experience, including executive management in public and charter school administration and other athletic and academic supervisory positions. She has over 17 years of coaching and managerial experience at colleges and public and private high schools. Janosky has held various coaching roles, including head coach, assistant coach and conditioning coach for multiple soccer, track and field and basketball teams. She has led multiple teams to regionals, sectionals, and state championships. Most notably, she led a local charter school’s track and field team to the state championships for six consecutive years, which is unprecedented among other charter schools in New York State. Janosky spent 10 years working as a physical education and health teacher in middle and high school settings. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical and Health Education and a Master of Sports Administration, both from Canisius College.