Dick Quinn arrived at Williams on August 21, 1989, as a part-time SID covering the Ephs' 30 varsity sports and working as the Sports Director at radio station WNAW in North Adams, Mass.
Quinn entered college athletics via the Asa S. Bushnell Internship program at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) 1978-79. In the fall of 1979 he was named the Director of Information at the U.S. Sports Academy in Mobile, AL.
Quinn then moved to Marist College in the summer of 1980 where he served as the Assistant Athletic Direcctor and Director of Facillities, while Marist was making the move from Division II to Division I.
In the summer of 1985 Quinn was named the Associate Athletic Director at Iona College, where he served until the summer of 1989. At Iona Quinn earned a Master's degree in Communication Arts (with Honors) in 1989 before leaving to join the Williams family.
Quinn created The Frank Deford Award in the 1989-90 academic year, which is the only award of its kind in collegiate sports honoring student sports information assistants. In 2009 Quinn introduced the Aaron Pinsky '06 Student Broadcasting Award. The Deford and Pinsky awards are unique in all of college athletics.
On October 9, 2009 Quinn became the first Division III Sports Information Director to be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Inducted as a Media Member Quinn joined former Eph player Jim Frew '99, head coach Dave Paulsen '87 and the Ephs' 2003 NCAA Champions at the ceremony.
Quinn is a 1973 graduate of Holy Cross College, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in History and is a Williamstown native. He and his wife Kathy live in Williamstown, where they raised their five children.