Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

Athletics and Recreation

Director Athletics and Recreation: Peter R. Baxter, BPHE, MA, ext. 2216
Associate Director: Recreation & Facilities: Patricia Kitchen, BA, BEd, MA, ext. 2384
Associate Director: Development Athletics & Recreation: Shawn Mathers, BA, ext. 2723
Manager Communicatins and Business Operations: Ari Grossman, BA, ext. 6483
Administrative Assistant: Kelly Lee, klee@wlu.ca, ext. 2184
Bookings and Finance Assistant: Krista Irving, kirving@wlu.ca, ext. 3720
Co-ordinator Programs: Jennifer O'Neill, BA, ext. 2466
Co-ordinator Facilities:  Ryan Lannan, BA, ext. 3732
Co-ordinator Events and Sponsorship: Heather Ferris, BA, ext. 3289
Co-ordinator Communications and Technology: Mike Whitehouse, BA, ext. 2855
Co-ordinator Inter-University Sport: Wally Gabler, ext. 3428
Stadium and Events: Ted Collins, ext. 3404
Head Football Coach and Manager of Football Operations: Gary Jeffries, BA, ext. 2180
Assistant Football Coach: Ryan Pyear, BA, ext. 3181
Women's Basketball Coach: Paul Falco, ext. 3504
Women's Field Lacrosse Coach: Lynn Orth, ext. 2184
Women's Figure Skating Coach: Melanie Loube, ext. 3428
Women's Hockey Coach: Rick Osborne, ext. 2182
Women's Rugby Coach: Jennifer Armatage, ext. 3428
Women's Volleyball Coach: Luke Snider, ext. 3855
Men's Baseball Coach: Scott Ballantyne, ext. 2184
Men's Basketball Coach: Peter Campbell, BA, ext. 2188
Men's Golf Coach: Mike Belanger, BA, ext. 3188
Men's Hockey Coach: Kelly Nobes, ext. 2465
Men's Rugby Coach: Josh Windsor, BA, BEd, ext. 2184
Men's Volleyball Coach: Shayne White, ext. 3515
Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach: Jeff Beech, BA, ext. 2184
Men's and Women's Curling Coach: Ken McCormack, ext. 2184
Men's and Women's Soccer Coach: Barry MacLean, BA, ext. 3508
Men's and Women's Swimming Coach: Dean Boles, ext. 3596
Athletic Therapist: Jennifer Childs, BA, Dip SIM, CAc (c), ext. 2178
Athletic Therapist: Jamie Carlson, BSc, Dip SIM, CAT(c), ext. 2178
Office Location: Main floor, Athletic Complex
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Website: www.laurierathletics.com

In 2005, the Athletic Complex opened a new state of the art fitness centre which tripled the capacity to 9,800 square fee, housing over $350,000 worth of cardio, strength and conditioning equipment. This fitness centre is one of the largest facilities within Canadian universities.

The Athletic Complex has three large basketball courts, seating for over 2,500, two squash courts, judo and weight lifting rooms, a rock climbing wall, an athletic therapy clinic, a student lounge of fame and a 50-metre swimming pool. In addition to the 22 teams' varsity sports program, there is a complete intramural program in a variety of team and individual activities. An instructional program is available in a number of sports, dance, martial arts and fitness activities. Daily news, results of Golden Hawk varsity teams, intramural programs and season ticket information is available on the website listed above. 

University Stadium

Stadium Inquiries: Ryan Lannan, ext. 3732
Office Location: University Stadium, 81 Seagram Drive
Website: www.laurierathletics.com
 

University Stadium has just undergone a $5 million revitalization including a new field surface, all-weather running track, recreational gym and increased dressing room and multi-purpose space. The new artificial turf field is home to Golden Hawk football, rugby, lacrosse as well as many intramural programs and kinesiology classes and has seating for 6,500. The large indoor gym boasts a multi-purpose rubberized floor which allows for multiple uses and the layout has been revised to become a friendlier and safer environment. The facility is available for bookings/rentals by students, staff and faculty as well as the local community. Further information and season ticket information is available on the website.