Acadia University announced today the retirement of Kevin Dickie as the Executive Director of Acadia Athletics. Dickie has enjoyed a 34-year career in sport as a coach and administrator, including thirteen years at the Wolfville, Nova Scotia campus.
In a community where university sport is the big game in town, the Acadia program's culture has been a source of pride for the campus, alumni, and fans and has focused on a student-athlete-centred vision by ensuring stability in staffing and coaching.
"Kevin's exceptional leadership has resulted in producing one of the finest athletics programs in Canada. Since becoming our Athletics Director in 2011, our teams have become successful in every sport. We have increased the number of student-athletes achieving Academic All-Canadian recognition by almost 50%. Kevin and his team of professional coaches and support staff have delivered exceptional results," said Chris Callbeck, Vice-President of Finance and Administration and CFO
"Acadia also has been selected to host four national championships in a row in part because of his work and reputation at the national level in university sport. Kevin has been and continues to be a role model for coaches, support staff, alumni, colleagues, and thousands of student-athletes. It has been an honour and privilege working closely with Kevin over the years, and I cannot thank him enough for everything he has done for Acadia," added Callbeck.