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    June 19, 2015

    Doran Reid Retires as Wesmen Athletic Director; Dave Crook Named as Interim AD

    The University of Winnipeg has announced that after more than 27 years of dedicated service to Wesmen Athletics, Doran is retiring as Athletic Director to explore other opportunities in Ottawa.

    "I have enjoyed my many years at the University of Winnipeg as both a student and as a staff member. It's the friendly, helpful attitude of the people on our campus that has helped us make a difference in so many student athlete's and community youth's lives. That has been very rewarding and I will miss all of the students, staff and faculty that have been such a big part of my life", said Reid.

    Reid received his BA from UWinnipeg in 1981. He began his career in Athletics in 1989 at the Duckworth Centre Service Desk.  From there he moved on to coordinate and then manage athletics facilities and events. He followed that by taking on all functions related to the operation of the Duckworth Centre and Wesmen Athletics, first as Associate Athletic Director, then as Acting Athletic Director, and in 2009, after a formal search, he was appointed Athletic Director.

    The entire University of Winnipeg community wishes Doran much success in his future endeavours.

    Dave Crook Named Acting Athletic Director

    Effective July 1, Dave Crook, former Coach and currently Manager of Marketing and Sponsorship for Wesmen Athletics, will assume the role of Acting Athletic Director. Dave has a long association with Wesmen Athletics. He is also a UWinnipeg alumnus (1982), and has worked as the head men's basketball coach at three universities -- Mount Allison, Lethbridge, and Winnipeg.

    He was also involved with various national basketball programs, and is currently coaching a middle-years girls' basketball team.  Dave has also taught academic courses at the university level for more than 20 years.
    While Marketing Manager for Wesmen Athletics, Dave has created a highly successful Wesmen Athletics Scholarship Golf Tournament, now in its 6th year.

    The Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health is pleased to welcome Dave Crook and his breadth of knowledge and experience as Acting Athletic Director.

    Doran Reid Farewell Reception Tuesday, June 23rd

    Wesmen Athletics, a department in the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health, is hosting a reception celebrating the career of outgoing Athletic Director Doran Reid.
    The Wesmen will celebrate Doran's time with the program with a drop-in reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Thomas Sill Multi-Purpose Room on the second floor of the Rec-Plex.  Light refreshments will be served.

    All are invited to come to say goodbye and thank-you to Doran.
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