Director of Athletics - Jon Hochberg's Bio
Queensborough Community College announced that Jon Hochberg has been named the Director of Athletics. Hochberg joins QCC after a one-year stint at Molloy College as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations. At Molloy, Hochberg assisted with the daily operations of game-day management and staffing, facility and venue management, apparel and equipment ordering, transportation scheduling, and video exchange. He brings over 16 years of intercollegiate athletics experience as an administrator and coach at the NCAA, NJCAA, and USCAA levels. “I would like to thank President Diane B. Call, Senior Vice President Sherri Newcomb, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sandra Palmer, and the entire search committee for the opportunity to join the Queensborough Community College family. I look forward to working with our coaching staff and administration to provide that best student-athlete experience possible. It is my goal to continue and build upon the many successes that have been accomplished throughout the rich history of Queensborough Athletics.”
No stranger to CUNY, Hochberg spent three years at Lehman College as Associate Director of Athletics and was responsible for various aspects of the intercollegiate athletics programs including overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day operations for varsity sports and home events, ordering equipment and apparel, maintaining the department's budget, assisting in the management and supervision of all indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, serving as advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, assisting in game scheduling and transportation, as well as serving as associate head men’s basketball coach, NCAA compliance coordinator, and athletics liaison to admissions.
Before to arriving at Lehman, Hochberg served as the Director of Athletics at Vaughn College in Flushing. He also served as the head men's basketball coach, where he led the Warriors to a 13-17 overall record and the school’s first-ever win against an NCAA opponent.
Prior to Vaughn, he was the head women's basketball coach at Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, N.J., where he guided the Ducks to the post-season in each of his five seasons. He amassed an overall record of 106-39 during that span, guiding Stevens to the Empire 8 Conference Championship in 2009, and advancing to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. He was named the Empire 8 Coach of the Year in 2008, as Stevens won the ECAC Metro Championship.
Before Stevens, Hochberg served as assistant women's basketball coach at Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y., and Mohawk Valley Community College, in Utica, N.Y. In five seasons at Pace, the team advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times, including a Northeast Regional Championship and Elite Eight appearance in 2001. In his one season at MVCC, the team won the Mountain Valley Conference Championship, Region III Championship, and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NJCAA National Championships.
Originally from Woodstock, N.Y., he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Public Management (1997) from SUNY Institute of Technology, in Utica, where he served as team captain of the men’s basketball team his senior year. Before SUNY Institute of Technology, Hochberg played at Ulster County Community College where he earned an Associate of Science degree (1995) and served as men’s basketball team captain. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Physical Education from Adelphi University in 2013.