Collage of Brandeis atheletes, spectators, and mascot, the Judge

In 2020, during Brandeis' first-ever Virtual Homecoming Weekend in October, the Brandeis University Department of Athletics announced the next class of Hall of Famers, who will be inducted formally this upcoming fall. The newest HOF members will be a quartet of legendary coaches who have each retired after 30 or more years with the Judges. 

  • Baseball coach Pete Varney, who coached for 34 years and retired in 2015
  • Men's soccer coach Mike Coven, who retired in 2016 after 44 seasons
  • Fencing coach Bill Shipman, who retired in 2018 after 37 years
  • Women's soccer coach Denise Dallamora, who coached for 40 seasons before retiring last spring.

As a group, the four coaches were responsible for more than 2300 victories, 94 postseason berths, 62 NCAA Championship appearances, eight ECAC Championships, six trips to the NCAA championship weekend and 45 All-Americans.

We invite you to join us in October, as we officially induct these four very special coaches into the Joseph M. Linsey Athletic Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame Event Details

21st Joseph M. Linsey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM
Auerbach Arena in Gosman Sports Center

Registration for this in-person event will begin later this summer. Space will be limited.

Homecoming 2021

In addition to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, we encourage you to join us for homecoming events happening throughout the weekend of October 9. We will have our normal schedule of activities, including our soccer tailgate and beer garden, individual team alumni events, and our Hall of Fame afterparty. More Homecoming 2021 information and a full schedule of events will be posted in the coming months.

Need a Place to Stay?

Brandeis Athletics has arranged for discounted Homecoming and Hall of Fame 2021 room blocks at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott Boston-Waltham, located at 387 Winter Street, Waltham, MA. We encourage you to book your accomodations early, as we expect lodging in the Boston area will be in high demand.

Visit the Accommodations page for full room block info. The last date to book hotel room at the discounted group rate is September 9.

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