Director of Athletics
Nigel Mullan took the helm of the Briercrest College and Seminary athletic department, as Athletic Director, during the summer of 2012.
"I am excited for the opportunity to take what is there and shape and mold and hopefully further our efforts as a department," Mullan said.
Furthering the success of the department is exactly what is expected of Mullan.
"Nigel has significant success as a coach and has demonstrated capacity to coach at the highest levels of ACAC," Merrill Dyck, Briercrest's VP overseeing Athletics, said. "Also, over the past two years he has shown tremendous potential and performance as an Associate Athletic Director."
"I don't think there is any question that Nigel has the skills and the talents and the gifts to excel. He has excelled at everything he has done and there is no sense here that he won't succeed at this."
The new Athletic Director will continue to coach the men's volleyball team and help the other coaches recruit and train teams that can reach the same level of success at the national and ACAC levels.
"I have interest and desire to see all the teams succeed and get to the level that we want to be at," Mullan said.
Dyck added that Mullan's job is to build upon the foundation that prior Athletic Director Stan Peters built.
"Nigel's job is not to change our vision but to reach it," he said. "Stan did a tremendous job of setting the vision, of setting the direction. Nigel's phase of the journey is to increasingly realize that, to build a program that is known for athletes who are successful on and off the field of competition."
Peters thinks Mullan has the passion and abilities needed to lead the athletic department.
"It's time for the guys in the athletic department to step forward," Peters said. "Nigel's been in his role for at least eight years and it's time for him to take the challenge of leading the department."
"He needs a chance to run with it."
Dyck agrees that Mullan is ready.
"We need a continuing stream of talent into leadership and what we see in Nigel is this high talent, high capacity individual that we just need to have in leadership."