By Luke Mich
Lorrie Quadro officially retired from her position as manager of football operations for the Saint Vincent College Football Program on Sept. 30. She helped rejuvenate the program in 2007, and she was known for the multiple duties she performed, as well as helping to keep the program existent since its rebirth.
Aaron Smetanka, head football coach, praised Quadro for her consistent presence in the athletic department, as well as her skill at forming personal relationships.
“Miss Lorrie was truly the glue that held the Saint Vincent College Football Program together all these years because she kept the players together from the transitioning of new head coaches and assistant coaches since the rebirth of the program,” Smetanka said. “She helped players in getting to learn and trust the coaches that she worked with daily in the office. But she also did a great job of building relationships with our student-athletes’ parents.”
Quadro’s positive and personable attitude toward helping players, parents and coaches get acquainted immediately with their surroundings when they arrive on campus was also notable. Smetanka mentioned that she was more than just the manager of football operations for the program.
“She was a true mother and mother away from home for many of the . . . players over the years. Our football players were always greeted by her positive attitude and welcoming smile,” Smetanka explained.
Back in 2007, Quadro helped make the first football budget with coach Bob Colbert. Additionally, she was known as “single-handedly researching the history of the program, researching data of alumni, and archiving past records, rosters, and memorabilia,” according to a letter from the football program posted on the MySV portal. As manager of football operations, she helped with the program’s social media pages, recruiting events, alumni gatherings, graphic design and game day operations such as tickets, raffles, 50/50 and tailgating.
“Miss Lorrie set up tailgating for home games at Bearcat Alley, away game meals, and the yearly football banquet. These events helped continue in making everyone part of the Saint Vincent College Bearcat Football Program family,” Smetanka added.
Other duties Quadro had were updating the team rosters, coordinating team travel to games, coordinating team meetings and tracking all budget expense regarding the football program. In addition, Quadro was also the photographer for the team, taking shots for the games throughout each season since its rebirth. The Bearcat Football Team wished Quadro an adventurous and fun-filled retirement, noting that she is always welcomed to Saint Vincent College with open arms.