Director of Athletics
- LEC, Rm. B2020
- 570-320-2400, ext 7083
On June 22, 2011, President Davie Jane Gilmour named Scott Kennell director of athletics at Penn College. Kennell brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Penn College Athletics.
Kennell came to Penn College after serving as director of athletics at Lycoming College since 2008. On top of overseeing the program’s 17 division III programs, he also served as the head men’s soccer coach, a position held since 2000. He racked up an impressive 110-87-12 (.541 winning percentage) record and took his program to five Commonwealth Conference playoff berths.
In his tenure as director of athletics, the department saw major success including three conference championships and two national tournament berths and one National Championship for wrestling. In addition, the department had more than 200 Mid-Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll selections and five All-Americans.
A native of Baltimore, Kennell graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in physical education. He was drafted immediately by the EISL Savannah Rugaratz as the eighth college pick. From 1998-99, he played with the United Soccer League’s Eastern Shore Sharks. After, he started coaching as an assistant for the Gettysburg College men’s soccer team. Just a year later, he made his way to Williamsport, taking the men’s soccer head coach position at Lycoming College. Kennell's efforts as a player earned him entrance into the North Carolina Wesleyann College Athletic Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the Perry Hall High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Perry Hall High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame. In 2013, Kennell was named to the USA South Athletic Conference 50th Anniversary Men's Soccer Team.
Over the next eight years, Kennell not only built the men’s soccer program, but took on administrative duties in the department. When the director of athletics of 24 years, Frank Girardi, retired in 2008, Kennell became the standout choice.
Scott and his wife Anne have two children, Ryan and Allie. The family resides in Montoursville.
Coordinator of Intercollegiate Athletics and Sports Information
- LEC, Rm. B2020
- 570-320-2400, ext. 7415
Jami Hughes was named coordinator of intercollegiate athletics and sports information in August of 2010. She is the first to hold the newly created position for Penn College Athletics. As part of her duties, she is responsible for all running all athletic contests, updating the website and coordinating all media relations.
Hughes attended Rosemont College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. and was a four year starter for the institution’s field hockey and softball programs. As a pitcher for softball, she was a four-year all Colonial States Athletic Conference (formerly Pennsylvania Athletic Conference) selection and an All-Academic team member.
Hughes graduated Cum Laude in 2005 with a Bachelor’s in English. She immediately began working as the Sports Information Director at Rosemont. During that time, she earned her Master’s from Temple University in Sport and Recreation Administration. As part of the program, Hughes interned at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. and worked with the school’s 18 NCAA Division I programs in the areas of media relations and game day promotions.
Hughes, a native of the Philadelphia area, is the daughter of John and Donna Hughes and has two sisters, Laura and Brittany. She resides in Newberry.
Secretary/Receptionist for Athletics
- LEC, Rm. B2021
- 570-320-2400, ext. 7174
Coordinator of Fitness Center and Club Sports
- CC, Rm. 300
- 570-320-2400, ext. 7860
Lisa Worth has been with Penn College since 1997. As the most tenured of the athletics staff, Worth started out as an Intramural Assistant and then became Athletic Assistant. In 2010, she took on the title of Coordinator of Club Sports, Intramural Sports and Marketing for Athletics.
Worth is in charge of running and overseeing the intramural and club sports programs as well as coordinating all marketing and promotions for the department.
In her time, she has developed the Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC), game day promotions, and summer camp programs. She also took the intramurals program from eight activities to over 40 each semester with over 1,200 students participating. In addition, she has created the Reading with the Wildcats and Meet the Wildcats programs.
Worth graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management. While there, she was a four-year member of the Lady Eagles softball team. After, she worked as Sports Director for the Williamsport YMCA. She assisted in the Arena project and helped develop youth and adult sports programs for six years before transitioning to Penn College.
Worth and her husband Joe have three children, Joey, Matthew and Noah. They family resides in Loyalsock.
- GYM, Rm. 118
- 570-326-3761, ext. 7687
Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Campus Recreation
- 570-320-2400, ext. 3721
Jeremy Bottorf has been a member of Penn College Athletics since 2005. He is responsible for running the intramurals program and supervising the Field House. Under his guidance, participation for intramurals has increased with over 1200 students taking part in activities throughout the year. In addition, he runs Camp ESCAPE, Penn College’s summer camp.
Before coming to Penn College, Bottorf worked for the YMCA from 1998-2006 in addition to working Little League summer camps during that time. He is a 2005 graduate of Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management. That summer, he worked as director for the Jersey Shore Summer Recreation program.
Bottorf resides in Watsontown with his wife Robyn and their sons Carter and Caiden.
Men's Lacrosse, Head Coach
Dance Team, Head Coach
Women's Basketball, Assistant Coach
Women's Volleyball, Assistant Coach
Women's Volleyball, Head Coach
Baseball, Assistant Coach
Wrestling, Head Coach
Golf, Head Coach
Softball, Head Coach
Baseball, Head Coach
Archery, Head Coach
Men's Tennis, Head Coach
Archery, Assistant Coach
Men's Basketball, Head Coach
Men's Basketball, Assistant Coach
Cross Country, Head Coach
Men's Soccer, Head Coach
Wrestling, Assistant Coach
Softball, Assistant Coach
Martial Arts, Head Coach
Women's Basketball, Head Coach