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Trinity College Announces Its Next Director of Athletics

HARTFORD, Connecticut, October 19, 2017 – Trinity College has announced the appointment of Drew Galbraith as the college’s next director of athletics and chair of physical education. Galbraith comes to Trinity from Dartmouth College, where he is currently the 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. 

Galbraith’s appointment follows a national search conducted after the resignation in June of Michael Renwick, who had served as Trinity’s director of athletics since 2010. Galbraith will assume his new position in January 2018, reporting to Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Campus Life Joe DiChristina. 

In an announcement to the Trinity campus community about Galbraith’s appointment, DiChristina and President Joanne Berger-Sweeney wrote, “Drew rose to the top of an enormously talented, highly qualified, and diverse candidate pool in a national search conducted with the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer. 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, as senior associate athletic director since 2008, Galbraith has helped lead Dartmouth’s comprehensive athletics program of 35 varsity teams, 33 club sports, and 24 intramural sports. He serves 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 has served as sport administrator for 13 other teams at Dartmouth, overseeing coaches and all aspects of their programs. He also serves as a liaison to health professionals who work with student-athletes, and he has served previously on the NCAA Division I Administration Cabinet, the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee, and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Skiing Committee. 

Trinity is a member of NCAA Division III, the New England Small College Athletic Conference, the New England Wrestling Association, and the College Squash Association. As director of athletics, Galbraith will oversee a comprehensive program that encompasses intercollegiate athletics (29 varsity teams), intramurals, club sports, and recreation. 

More than half of the students on campus participate in sports at Trinity, where athletics play an important role in a well-rounded liberal arts education. Trinity has a long and rich history of athletic success and has maintained that success in recent years. 

“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. “I am excited to begin working with coaches, staff, and the entire Trinity community to provide outstanding experiences for our students and supporting their academic, athletic, and personal growth.” 

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. He joined Dartmouth in 2004 as associate director of athletics after serving in compliance roles in the athletics departments at William & Mary and at the University of Nebraska Omaha. 

Founded in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1823, Trinity College (www.trincoll.edu) is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with more than 2,200 students from 45 states and 67 countries. It is home to the eighth-oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the United States. The faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards. Trinity students integrate meaningful academic and leadership experience at all levels on the College’s celebrated campus, in the capital city of Hartford, and in communities all over the world.