By: Henry Whitfield
After just two years on the job, John MacDonald has stepped down as the Director of Athletic at Dalhousie University.
In an internal memorandum released this afternoon, Bonnie Neuman, Vice-President Student Services, announced that long-time Associate Director Karen Moore would be his replacement:
Athletic Director John MacDonald has decided to move on to explore other career options. With thanks to John for his recent service in Athletics and Recreation and his previous service in External Relations, we wish him well in his future endeavors.
I am pleased to announce that Karen Moore has agreed to take on the leadership of Dalhousie’s varsity athletics Tigers Teams, effective immediately, as Director, Varsity Athletics.
Karen is superbly prepared for this increase in her responsibilities, with her background as a Dalhousie alumna, former Olympic athlete, former Tigers athlete, winner of the Tigers Athlete of the Year award, inductee to the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame, winner of the A.J. Sandy Young Award for contributions to sport in Nova Scotia, two-time inductee to the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, and of course her six years as a Tigers Volleyball coach and extensive experience as Associate Director of Athletics at Dalhousie since 1990. Please join us in congratulating Karen on her new role.
MacDonald may very well be remembered most for his awarding of a 5-year contract extension to Men’s Varsity Head Coach Pete Belliveau, who was recently replaced as Head Coach of the team with 3-years remaining on his contract.
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Henry is a writer for Sportstream.ca and part of the Bill McLean Sports Show on 88.1 CKDU every Monday Morning at 10am. You can follow him on twitter at @HenryWhitfield , where he live tweets his thoughts during each Mooseheads game.