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Athletic Department History

Wilfrid Laurier University has a long history of athletic competition dating back to 1927 as Waterloo College, an affiliated college of the University of Western Ontario.

From 1927 through to 1950 Athletic teams at the College were referenced to as the Ws. In 1950, the school adopted the name the Mules or Mulettes which carried on until 1960. The following season, when the college's affiliation with Western ended and the college was renamed to Waterloo Lutheran College the Golden Hawk was born.

Athletic Directors Over the Years

1998 - Present - Peter Baxter

1997 - 1998 - Don Smith (Interim)

1984 - 1997 - Rich Newbrough

1965 - 1984 - David "Tuffy" Knight

1962 - 1965 - Richard Buendorf

1951 - 1957 - Carl Totzke


Varsity Sports Offering - Start Dates (Head Coach)

Baseball - 2001 (Paul Reidel)

Men's Basketball - 

Women's Basketball - 

Cross Country - 

Curling - 

Figure Skating - 

Football - 

Golf - 

Men's Hockey -

Women's Hockey - 1995 (Steve Thomson)

Lacrosse - 1999 (Lynn Orth)

Men's Rugby - 

Women's Rugby - 1998 (Dawn Trussell)

Mens Soccer - 1980 (Barry Lyons)

Womens Soccer - 1985 (Horace Braden)

Swimming - 


Mission Statement

Wilfrid Laurier University has embraced the philosophy that a well rounded Athletics and Recreation program, including casual recreation, clubs, instructional skills in dance, martial arts, meditative pursuits, and intramural and interuniversity competitions is an integral part of its educational mission. The mission of Athletics and Recreation is to provide services, support, programs and facilities that enhance the personal, intellectual, experiential development of students in a diverse community oriented, student-centred environment. We strive to contribute to a superior quality of life and exceptional living and learning experience through athletics and recreation.

Story of the Laurier Golden Hawk

Waterloo Contact Information
AC Hawk Desk: 519-884-0710 x3803
Stadium Hawk Desk: 519-884-0710 x3427
Admin Office: 519-884-0710 x2184

Brantford Contact Information
Wilkes House: 519-756-8228 x5728

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3. StFX (3)
4. Concordia (7)
5. Queen's (6)
6. Montreal (4)
7. Western (9)
8. Saskatchewan (8)
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10. Nipissing (10)
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