Meet the Athletics Department

Department Bios

Betsy Kennedy, Director of Athletics

A member of the administrative team, Betsy oversees the athletics and afternoon programs at Pingree. Pingree competes in the Eastern Independent League, Evergreen League and Holt League and currently offers 47 teams across 24 interscholastic sports. Prior to joining Pingree, Kennedy was Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student-Athlete Welfare at Merrimack College. She previously worked as business consultant at CSpace and consulting program manager at Forrester Research. Betsy earned her bachelor's from Bowdoin College, where she received the Ellen Tiemer Leadership Award. She captained the lacrosse team and was US Lacrosse/IWCLA First Team All-American and National Defender of the Year. She spent six years coaching middle school and high school lacrosse in Charlestown, MA. Betsy completed the Bridge Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Tara Kelly Sartori '98, Assistant Director of Athletics

Tara is a proud Pingree alumna. After Pingree, she went on to earn her bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Northeastern University in 2003 and a master's in business administration from Bentley University in 2008. Her passion for fitness and athletics brought her back to Pingree to serve as Assistant Director of Athletics. Tara is also a certified personal trainer and TRX instructor. She served six years as the head women's lacrosse coach at Salem State University and currently serves as varsity strength & conditioning coordinator and assistant track and field coach. Tara believes that athletics are an excellent tool to develop confidence and leadership through fun, discipline, and sportsmanship.

Luke Wamboldt, Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletics Operations

Luke Wamboldt comes to us from Kents Hill School, where he has served as the Assistant Director of Admissions, mathematics teacher, varsity baseball coach, and varsity girls basketball coach. Luke earned his bachelor’s degree from Bates College, where he played varsity baseball and served as a sports information assistant. Luke earned a master’s degree in sport management and a master’s of business administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has worked in player development and as trackman/minor league video intern for the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles respectively.

Nick Ogles, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer

Nick earned his bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Northeastern University in 2002. He has been certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and licensed by the state of Massachusetts since July 2002. Nick came on board at Pingree in 2005 as the assistant athletic trainer and was named head athletic trainer in 2011. Nick has a passion for athletics and love for athletic training that keeps him engaged in his role.

Melissa Theige Richie, ATC, Associate Athletic Trainer

Melissa earned her bachelor’s at Colorado State University and recently completed her master’s degree in athletic training at North Dakota State University, where she has been a trainer for the football, baseball, and wrestling teams for the past three years. Melissa will be moving to the area this summer from Fargo, ND.