Trinity started the new year with a new director of athletics and chair of physical education: Drew Galbraith. Galbraith came to Trinity from Dartmouth College, where he served as senior associate director of athletics and executive director of Dartmouth Peak Performance, a program that integrates services and resources to help student-athletes achieve excellence.
In an October 2017 announcement to the Trinity campus community about Galbraith’s appointment, Dean of Campus Life and Vice President for Student Affairs Joe DiChristina and President Joanne Berger-Sweeney noted, “Drew’s depth of experience, his coaching and teaching philosophy, and his understanding of and admiration for the role of athletics at Trinity College made him a truly exceptional fit.”
At Dartmouth, Galbraith helped lead a comprehensive athletics program of 35 varsity teams, 33 club sports, and 24 intramural sports. He served as sport administrator for the Dartmouth Big Green football program, as well as for women’s rugby and men’s and women’s cross country and track and field. Over the years, Galbraith served as sport administrator for 13 other teams at Dartmouth, overseeing coaches and all aspects of their programs. He also served on several NCAA committees and as a liaison to health professionals who worked with student-athletes.
As director of athletics at Trinity, which is a member of NCAA Division III, the New England Small College Athletic Conference, the New England Wrestling Association, and the College Squash Association, Galbraith oversees a comprehensive program that encompasses intercollegiate athletics (29 varsity teams), intramurals, club sports, and recreation.
“Trinity has a tremendous reputation, and I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to lead the athletics program and serve the college’s mission,” Galbraith said in October.
Galbraith earned both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the College of William & Mary. He began his career in media relations and broadcasting at Virginia Commonwealth University, and he joined Dartmouth in 2004 as associate director of athletics after serving in compliance roles in the athletic departments at William & Mary and at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Galbraith’s appointment followed a national search conducted after the resignation in June 2017 of Michael Renwick, who had served as Trinity’s director of athletics since 2010.
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