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: Business Operations: Ari Grossman, BA, ext. 4483
Administrative Assistant: tbd, ext. 2184
Bookings and Finance Assistant: Krista Irving, ext. 3720
Co-ordinator, Programs: Jennifer O'Neill, BA, ext. 2466
Co-ordinator, Facilities: Ryan Lannan, BA, ext. 3732
Co-ordinator, Events and Sponsorship: Jon Kursikowski, ext. 3289
Co-ordinator, Web and Technology: Mike Whitehouse, BA, ext. 2855
Co-ordinator, Communications: Jamie Howieson, ext. 3492
Co-ordinator, Aquatics, Clubs & Camps: Amanda Taylor, ext. 2274
Co-ordinator, Intramurals, Instruction, Fitness & Casual Recreation: Jennifer O'Neill, BA, ext. 2466
Co-ordinator Inter-University Sport: Wally Gabler, ext. 3428
Events Assistant: Ted Collins, ext. 3404
Manager, Men's Basketball Operations: Peter Campbell, BA, ext. 2188
Manager, Women's Basketball Operations & Head Coach: Paul Falco, ext. 3504
Manager, Football Operations & Head Coach: 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 Hockey Coach: Rick Osborne, ext. 2182
Women's Rugby Coach: Amy Bambury and Michelle Joslin, ext. 2184
Women's Soccer Coach: Barry MacLean, BA, ext. 3508
Men's Baseball Coach: Scott Ballantyne, ext. 2184
Men's Golf Coach: Jim Zwolak, ext. 2184
Men's Hockey Coach: Greg Puhalski, BA, ext. 2465
Men's Rugby Coach: Rob McQueen, ext. 2184
Men's Soccer Coach: Mario Halapir, BA, ext. 3508
Men's and Women's Cross Country and Middle Distance Running Coach: Peter Grindbergs, ext. 2184
Men's and Women's Curling Coach: Gary Crossley, ext. 2184
Men's and Women's Swimming Coach: Russ Franklin, 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.
The Athletic Complex houses a triple gymnasium with seating for over 2,200, 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 23 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 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 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.