Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
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: Michelle Adams, BA, madams@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: Carolyn McEwen, ext. 2184
Women's Hockey Coach: Rick Osborne, ext. 2182
Women's Rugby Coach: Jennifer Armatage, ext. 3428
Women's Soccer Coach: Barry MacLean, BA, ext. 3508
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: Chris Dodd, BA, ext. 3455
Men's Hockey Coach: Kelly Nobes, ext. 2465
Men's Rugby Coach: Josh Windsor, BA, BEd, ext. 2184
Men's Soccer Coach: Mario Halapir, ext. 2184
Men's Volleyball Coach: Shayne White, ext. 3515
Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach: Peter Gringergs, ext. 2184
Men's and Women's Curling Coach: Gary Crossley, ext. 2184
Men's and Women's Swimming Coach: Nandi Kormendi, 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

Athletic Complex
The Athletic Complex houses a triple gymnasium with seating for over 2,500, two squash courts, a dance and aerobics studio, a multi-purpose room, rock climbing wall, an athletic therapy clinic, a student lounge and a 50-metre swimming pool. The Athletic Complex pool had a $4 million renewal in the summer of 2009 which included new tiling, new airhandling and filtration systems and re-painting. A popular place is the 11,000 square foot fitness centre with the full range of cardio and weight training equipment. In addition to the 22 team varsity sport program, there is a complete intramural sports program for men, women and co-ed. Recreation programs include dance, martial arts, aquatics, mind-body fitness and group fitness. 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: 81 Seagram Drive
Website: www.laurierathletics.com

University Stadium had a $5 million revitalization in 2007 which included a new turf 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.

Alumni Field
Alumni field is home to varsity soccer and many intramural programs. The artificial turf field is used year round and is available exclusively for students from September to April for recreational and casual use.

The Athletic Complex, University Stadium and Alumni field are available for bookings/rentals by students, staff and faculty as well as the local community. Alumni field is only available for rentals from May through August. Further information on rentals and season ticket information is available on the website.