B.A., Amherst College; M.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Co-Director of Athletics, Admissions
Work Phone: 860-945-7871
Year Appointed: 2012
Rob Madden graduated from Amherst College after four years at Taft. While in college, he captained the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams. He was selected to the Second-Team All-NESCAC soccer team in 2006. Graduating with a degree in Spanish, Rob rejoined the Taft community as a Spanish teacher. and sports information director. Rob served as head coach the girls’ varsity soccer team for three years and assisted with the boys’ varsity lacrosse team for four years. He then left Taft to pursue a master’s at the Mark H. McCormack School of Sports Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. While at UMass, Rob assisted the Amherst College men’s lacrosse team, working primarily with the defense. Rob returned to Taft in 2012 as a member of the admissions team. He assists the boys’ varsity basketball and boys’ varsity lacrosse teams, and lives in Congdon with his wife, Kara Zarchin, and dog, Quinn.