Just because there's no jersey retirement ceremony, doesn't mean James Keogh's time with the Vikes will be forgotten any time soon – or ever.
Friday, August 28 – nearly 20 years to the day when he started his professional career with the University of Victoria Vikes – marks the end of a long and successful run with the department for Keogh.
"We are grateful for the tremendous dedication, consistent energy and tireless commitment James has made to UVic in advancing our Vikes program. Selfless and professional in his approach, James made many meaningful contributions to not only UVic, but to Canada West and U SPORTS/CIS, while also being generous with his time to sport in our community. It has been a pleasure to work with James and we certainly wish him and his family the very best with his future pursuits," said Clint Hamilton, Director of Athletics and Recreation.
Since announcing his resignation in May, work has been anything but slow for Keogh, as he has been working to get safety plans and return to train protocols approved, along with assisting with the transition of bringing on a new director. However, as the final week of his tenure began, the realization that the end had arrived became a reality.