Christine Stapleton, a proven leader in athletics at both the university and national sport level, was named Western’s new Director (Sport and Recreation Services) in 2017. Stapleton came to Western with more than 30 years of experience in university sports, serving as an administrator, coach, and competing as a student-athlete.
Since the fall of 2015, Stapleton was the Director of Athletics at the University of Calgary, leading all elements of strategic planning and program development, as well as the day-to-day operations. Prior to this, Stapleton served as Associate Director – Athletics, at the University of Waterloo.
Prior to moving into an administrative role, Stapleton had a successful run as coach of the University of Regina’s women’s basketball program from 1993-2002, winning three conference coach of the year awards, CIAU Coach of the Year in 1996 and 3M Canadian High Performance Coach of the Year in 2001.