With the goal of building one of Canada’s best Interuniversity athletic programs, Laurier has now taken another step closer with the addition of one of the top men’s basketball coaches in the country. Following completion of a national search, Peter Campbell has been hired to lead the Laurier Golden Hawks to success on the hardwood. Campbell comes to Laurier after an outstanding career with the Laurentian Voyageurs. In a fifteen year tenure at Laurentian, Campbell lead the Voyageurs to a 155-57 record, winning six OUA East titles, two Wilson Cups and making six trips to the National Championships.
With the move to Laurier, Campbell will be returning to southwestern Ontario where he grew up in Woodstock, Ont. and began his university coaching career in the early eighties.
“I’m excited about building a quality basketball program at Laurier,” noted Campbell. “Laurier’s commitment to winning is evident and I believe we can bring excitement and success to the atmosphere that has been created in their athletic program.”
Campbell has coached for over 20 years at the collegiate, provincial and national level. He is presently the Head Coach of the National Under 21 team and has previously been on the coaching staff with both the men’s and women’s student and national teams.
Campbell has been named the Coach of the Year six times in the OUA East and was CIAU Coach of the Year in 1997.
This marks consecutive years that the Laurier Golden Hawks have been committed to the improvement of their Basketball program. Last year, Coach Stu Julius
was brought on board to improve the women’s program and was successful in leading the lady Hawks back to the playoffs for the first time in 5 years. With the addition of Peter Campbell the Golden Hawks will look to duplicate this success with the men’s program.
In announcing the hire, Golden Hawks’ athletic director PETER BAXTER
expressed his excitement about his latest addition to his coaching staff: “Coach Campbell fills the role we set out in search of. His success on the court and ability to provide leadership to student athletes is the model we were looking for.” Baxter is also excited about the chance to compete at the provincial and national levels, “Campbell’s record speaks for itself, and we feel he can continue that success here at Laurier. With Stu (Julius) and Campbell on board now, we expect to bring some success to our Basketball program”.
For more information contact:
Director of Athletics and Recreation
519-884-0710 ext. 2216
Coordinator of Marketing and Promotions
519-884-0710 ext. 3289
Peter Campbell can be reached for comment at (705) 675-1151 ext 1022.