COLIN TABB | MEN’S BASKETBALL
Colin Tabb, one of the top names in New
England basketball during his undergraduate
career at Trinity College, took the helm for
the Golden Bears, who are celebrating their 50th Anniversary
season during the 2015-16 campaign.
Tabb, a former All-America player at Trinity, replaces Mike
Theulen, who coached Western New England during two stints
from 2005-08 and 2012-15. Theulen will remain the University’s
He was the boys’ basketball coach this past season at Loomis
Chaffee School in Windsor, CT. He also is the president and
owner of the popular BasketBull, LLC, which is a basketball
event-management company and an official licensee of the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Tabb has prior coaching experience on the Division III coaching
level, serving as an assistant on the staffs at Brandeis (2006-08)
and Rhode Island College (2004).
A two-time captain at Trinity (2000-02), Tabb graduated as the
program’s sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,367 points. He led
the Bantams to a 51-20 overall record, a 2002 NCAA Division III
Men’s Basketball Championship appearance, and a pair of New
England Small School Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament
He became the first Trinity player selected to the National
Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America First
Team. He also was both the ECAC New England and NESCAC
Player of the Year.
Tabb was inducted to the 2015 New England Basketball Hall of
Fame class this past August.
MIKE SUGERMEYER | WRESTLING
Mike Sugermeyer became the new head
coach after serving as an assistant
coach and recruiting coordinator with
the Golden Bears the past two seasons.
A native of Hampden, MA, Sugermeyer previously
coached numerous All-American, All-State, and All-New
England wrestlers while coaching at Northeast Elite and
Bay State Wrestling Club of West Springfield.
Sugermeyer wrestled for Rhode Island College in
Providence, RI. He was a senior captain for the
Anchormen, achieving All-NCAA Northeast Region and
All-New England honors, as well as being named a
First-Team Pilgrim League All-Star. He graduated in
2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor
in Business Management.
Prior to Rhode Island College, Mike wrestled for
Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, MA.
He was a both three-time All-State place winner and
sectional champion and All-New England performer.
Sugermeyer is currently working toward a Master of
Science in Organizational Leadership at the University.
He is the son of former Golden Bears captain Steve
Sugermeyer ‘78, who was inducted into the University’s
Downes Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
THREE NEW COACHES HAVE TAKEN THE HELM
of Western New England University varsity teams and they are eager
to make their mark on our rising athletic programs. They join Men’s
Soccer Coach Devin O’Neill, who was profiled in our last issue. Roar!