Derek Viveiros enters his 10th year as the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Bristol Community College. Since his arrival in 2010, the program has hit major strides on and off the field of play. The number of student-athletes at Bristol has seen a major increase since 2010, which can be attributed to recruitment initiatives, the implementation of a student-athlete advising program, and eligibility workshops.
Under Viveiros’ leadership, the Bristol Athletic Department has competed in five National Tournaments, twenty-two regional tournaments, including a Region XXI Championship in men's soccer in 2016. The Bayhawks have competed in a total of five Region XXI Championship games and earned four MCCAC Championships. Bayhawks Student-Athletes have also earned NJCAA Academic recognition. Bristol Athletics has implemented coed tennis, men's golf, men's and women's cross country, and Women's Outdoor Track and Field since his arrival. In addition to expanding intercollegiate sports offerings, Viveiros has added to the departments staffing. In 2019, the Department of Athletics and Recreation saw the addition of a full-time Academic Coordinator for student-athletes and an Athletics Department Recruiter.
During the spring of 2015, Viveiros saw the final result of a long and in depth rebranding process for the athletic department when the college revealed the Bayhawk name and logo. His efforts along with College Communications created a new image for Bristol Community College Athletics that has been well embraced. As part of the rebranding process, Viveiros has been instrumental in the development of a new athletics website that launched in September of 2015.
Viveiros serves as the Region XXI Women's Director, he currently serves on the NJCAA Division III Women's Soccer and Women's Basketball Committee's and he is the chair of the NJCAA Region XXI men's soccer and women’s basketball committee's. He is also a member of the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA).
Derek came to BCC via Iowa Wesleyan College where he spent three years serving as the hitting and outfielders coach for the Tigers Baseball Program. In his first two years at IWC, Viveiros helped the Tigers become one of the top hitting teams in the Midwest Collegiate Conference. In 2010 IWC led the conference in hits, slugging percentage, home runs and runs batted in and ranked second in batting average. The IWC offense set a program record with 72 homeruns in the 2010 season. The Tigers won two conference championships during Viveiros’ time at IWC.
Prior to his arrival at Iowa Wesleyan, he served in similar positions with Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV, and Dean College
Viveiros is a 2005 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH where he earned a degree in sport management and was a member of he baseball program. In 2010 he graduate from American Public University where he earned a Masters degree in sport management with a concentration in coaching.
He is a native of Fall River, MA where he, his wife Angelet, and their two son's Aiden and Camden currently reside.