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Stapleton named Director (Sport and Recreation Services)

October 1, 2017

Christine Stapleton, former Director of Athletics at the University of Calgary, was named Western’s new Director (Sport and Recreation Services). She follows Thérèse Quigley, BA’75, BEd’77, who retired in December 2016.

Stapleton has more than 30 years of experience in university sports, serving as an administrator, coach, and competing as a student-athlete.

For the last two years, she has been the Director of Athletics at the University of Calgary, leading all elements of strategic planning and program development, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Dinos program. Prior to that, she served as Associate Director (Athletics) at the University of Waterloo.

Prior to moving into an administrative role, Stapleton had a successful run as coach of the University of Regina’s women’s basketball program from 1993-2002, winning three conference coach of the year awards, CIAU Coach of the Year in 1996 and 3M Canadian High Performance Coach of the Year in 2001. She also guided the team to three consecutive conference championships (1999-2001) and five straight appearances in the CIS Final Eight, winning a national championship in 2001. She also served Canada Basketball in various capacities from 1998-2009, including as a national team head coach and as national development coach.

This article appeared in the Fall 2017 edition of Alumni Gazette
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