MEDIA RELEASE: 24 May 2019 – R00087
A university with a thriving sports culture is on a nationwide hunt for a new skipper.
Following the retirement of Neil Lumsden earlier this year, Brock University is looking to hire its next Director of Brock Sports this off-season.
“It is an energizing time to be at Brock University and in the Niagara region,” said Brock University President Gervan Fearon. “In addition to Brock’s excellence in teaching and research, Brock Sports is an important part of the University experience and community engagement focus.”
The new Director will oversee the dynamic departments of Brock Sports including Brock Sports Athletics, Brock Sports Performance and Brock Sports Medicine.
As one of the largest programs in U SPORTS, the total number of Brock Badgers student-athletes has increased 15 per cent in the last five years. Supporting 46 teams and more than 900 athletes, driving an engaged student experience is core to the new leader’s role.
“There’s a winning tradition at Brock to be upheld,” said Brian Hutchings, Vice-President, Administration. “The best directors don’t dwell on the nuts and bolts such as equipment or scheduling, but rather the factors that lead to a strong culture and a positive student-athlete experience.”
The University surrounds its athletes with top-notch facilities. It maintains a competitive edge with Brock Sports Performance (BSP), a next-gen training department that works with elite teams and up-and-coming Niagara athletes, as well as national and pro athletes from across Canada.
“Our high performance team in BSP is just hitting their stride,” Hutchings said. “There are great opportunities that lie ahead in terms of growth with our partners and the surrounding communities.”
Growth and engagement is also the goal for the newly branded Brock Sports Medicine Clinic, a multi-disciplinary team that offers a wide range of medical experts and technology to treat injuries, enhance recovery and return athletes safely back to sport.
“Brock Sports is constantly improving and growing. Between the strength of our community and the support we have at Brock, it is everything a leader could ask for. Our University is an unforgettable experience,” said Hutchings.
For more information and to apply to be the next Director of Brock Sports, visit the Brock University careers website.
For more information or for assistance arranging interviews:
* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University email@example.com, 905-688-5550 x5353 or 905-347-1970
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