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MHC announces new sports and wellness manager

June 18, 2012

The search for a new sports and wellness manager at Medicine Hat College has come to an end, and Terry Ballard will step into the role on June 25. 

Ballard brings more than 19 years of recreation and sports leadership to MHC, having most recently served as a program coordinator at St. Albert Protestant Athletic Academy and athletic excellence administrator and instructor at Christ King School in Leduc. He also served as head hockey coach, instructor and administrator at NAIT from 1996-2010.

Job tasks include providing leadership, direction and vision to the department. Ballard will also ensure that Rattlers athletics and sport and wellness recreational programs and services meet the needs of student-athletes, the college, and the community.

Ballard is familiar with the city, having worked at MHC in the early ‘90s, and is looking forward to returning.

“I’ve been to many places, but Medicine Hat has always held a special place in my heart,” he said. “When you leave a city you realize how great of a place it really is.”

He is also excited to return to one of his passions, working in a post-secondary environment.

“The athletes and people involved bring so much enthusiasm and energy,” he said. “It is contagious. They are incredibly dedicated to what they do.”