Meet the Harvard Varsity Club Staff, Your Team for Life.
THE BROADBENT FAMILY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD VARSITY CLUB IN HONOR OF WILLIAM S. BROADBENT, JR. '06
Bob Glatz '88 is in his 19th year as Executive Director of the Harvard Varsity Club. Under Bob’s leadership, the Varsity Club has steadily grown its staff and resources to improve its services to student-athletes and alumni, including the publication of the Third H Book of Harvard Athletics, a 9-year project completed with sage guidance from Bill Markus ’60.
Prior to arriving at the Varsity Club, Bob was the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY, where he also coached lacrosse and football. Bob was a starting running back on the 1987 Ivy Champion football team and graduated from Harvard with a degree in psychology in 1988.
The proud uncle of 10 nieces and nephews, Bob spends a lot of time with family and also enjoys biking, kayaking, traveling, fishing and attending concerts and sporting events. Bob serves various roles with the National Football Foundation (former President of the Massachusetts Chapter), St. John’s Preparatory School, the Institutional Biosafety Committee at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the Matthew W. Houlihan Foundation, and the Harvard Club of Boston.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR | FRIENDS GROUPS
Trevor MacDonald joined the Harvard Varsity Club in August 2013 as Assistant Director overseeing a portfolio of Friends groups. In this role, he will work with Friends of Baseball, Football, Hockey, Rowing, Rugby (Women’s), Sailing, Skiing, Softball, Squash, Water Polo and the Quigley Society to support their fundraising efforts. Trevor joined the Varsity Club after spending the past six years as a mid-westerner. He spent the last four years as a “Hoosier” working at Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) as Director of Marketing and Operations in the athletics department, previously, Trevor spent two years as the Director of Marketing and External Relations at Washington University in St. Louis.
Trevor earned his master's degree in athletic administration from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2007. While a full-time student he served as a graduate fellow in the athletics department for two years at Springfield. A Conway, N.H. native, Trevor received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 2002. He participated in basketball, baseball and golf while at Colby.
MacDonald and his wife, Annica, have two children, Leah (6) and Logan (4). They are excited to be back in Massachusetts close to family and friends.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | FRIENDS GROUPS
Kristan Strout joined the Harvard Varsity Club in November of 2014 as an Assistant Director overseeing a portfolio of Friends groups. In this position, she work with Friends of Basketball, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Polo, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling to support their fundraising efforts. Kristan transitioned to the Varsity Club after spending the past eight years as the Director of Operations for the Harvard Women’s Basketball program. Prior to arriving at Harvard, Kristan was a Graduate Assistant for Athletics and Admissions at Husson College in Maine.
A 2004 graduate of Stonehill College, Strout was a two-year captain of the women's basketball team under former Harvard player and assistant coach Trisha Brown '87. She earned a master's in sports leadership from Northeastern in 2008 and a MBA from Husson University in 2013.
RACHEL BROWN '12
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | CAREER SERVICES & MEMBERSHIP
Rachel Brown '12 joined the Harvard Varsity Club in June 2017 as the Assistant Director of Career Services and Membership, where she oversees the HVC's Career Services program supporting the professional growth and development of all 1,200+ varsity student-athletes, as well as the HVC's annual fundraising efforts. Prior to joining the Varsity Club she served as an admissions counselor at Harvard University for four academic years, acting as the liason to softball and track and field among her other duties. She also currently serves as a Senior Proctor in Weld, and recently finished her M.Ed. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to returning to Harvard she spent one year as an assistant softball coach at Stony Brook University.
Rachel graduated from Harvard in 2012 with a degree in psychology. While at Harvard, she was a four-year starter on the softball team and was twice named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year. In addition to leading the Crimson to back-to-back Ivy titles in 2011 and 2012, she holds Harvard career records for most wins (75), saves (10), complete games (71), shutouts (26), strikeouts (995), starts (101), appearances (133), and lowest opponent batting average (.176). Rachel was presented with the Radcliffe Prize at the 2012 Senior Letterwinners' Dinner as the Class of 2012's most outstanding female athlete.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Andrew Chesebro joined the Harvard Varsity Club in August of 2016. Prior to joining the Club, Andrew spent five years as a member of Harvard's Office of Athletic Communications. In that role he was responsible for coordinating all media relations, communications, and multimedia efforts for assigned programs, including men's basketball. Andrew also co-chaired Harvard's Social Media Committee, was responsible for the creation and management of the "Around The Yard: Life As A Harvard Student-Athlete" blog series, and oversaw the office's volunteer internship program and game-day staffing. Andrew spent four years as a member of the athletic communications office at American University in Washington, District of Columbia, prior to moving to Cambridge. He is a 2007 graduate of Niagara University.
With the Varsity Club, Andrew will be responsible for all marketing and communications efforts in support of membership recruitment and retention, career services, and Friends groups. He will also be responsible for enhancing the HVC's online community through social media and the Club's official website, and producing the HVC's periodical, News & Views.
JESSICA PERILLO '14
Jess joined the Harvard Varsity Club in March of 2017 and was the 2015 recipient of the Getchell Award at our very own Senior Letterwinners' Dinner. A recruited infielder, Jess switched into a managerial role with softball after being sidelined by injuries. Because that wasn't enough, Jess also signed on to manage women's hockey her senior year. Over the past year and a half, Jess has served Harvard Athletics as a marketing intern and more recently as the Recreation Coordinator in charge of the recreation programs.
As the Special Assistant, Jess will focus on coordinating the marquee events for the Harvard Varsity Club, including Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner and Hall of Fame. She also sits closely with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and helps facilitate the Lettersweater and Freshman T-Shirt programs, amongst other student services.