Admissions Officer, Co-Director of Athletics
B.A., Amherst College; M.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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 in the fall of 2007. 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 Masters of Science 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 and assumed his current role of Co-Director of Athletics in 2013. He currently head coaches the Girls' Varsity Soccer team and assists the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse team. Rob lives on campus with his wife, Kara Zarchin, two children, Conor and Laurel, and dog, Quinn.