MONTREAL — Drew Love, executive director of Athletics and Recreation at McGill University, has announced that he will be retiring in August, 2015.
“After 18 years as an athletics director, it’s time,” said the 62-year-old native of Ottawa, who has held the position at McGill since June 2007 after spending 11 years in a similar role at Carleton University in the nation’s capital.
Thus far, under his tenure, McGill has won five CIS national championships in hockey (four on the women’s side, one men’s), as well as five national titles in synchronized swimming, two in baseball and one in men’s lacrosse. He could add as many as four more CIS championship notches to his belt over the next two months.
Love oversaw the restructuring of McGill’s extensive varsity sports program, which now offers 28 sports teams at McGill as well as the Montreal Alouettes expansion of Percival Molson Stadium, which he offered up as part of a successful joint-bid to host the 50th Vanier Cup CIS national football championship, won by the Montreal Carabins last fall. In 2009, he served as chef-de-mission for the Canadian delegation to the 25th Summer Universiade, also known as the World University Games, in Belgrade, Serbia.
He previously served as chef-de-mission for the 2003 Winter Universiade in Italy and was a past-president of both Ontario University Athletics (2001-02) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (2003-05).
His future plans include moving back to Ottawa.
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