Alaska Fairbanks tabs former Minnesota Crookston hockey star Anundson as Nanooks’ new director of athletics



The College of Alaska Fairbanks has named Brock Anundson the subsequent director of athletics for the Nanooks.

Anundson, chosen from a pool of 4 finalists after a nationwide search led by Athletics Staffing and Consultants, will begin his new place on July 12.

“I wish to thank the search committee for his or her efforts and the workers, school, college students and group members who offered suggestions on every of the candidates all through the hiring course of,” UAF chancellor Dan White mentioned in an announcement. “I heard from many within the UAF and Fairbanks communities that Brock was the precise chief for UAF’s athletics transferring ahead. Brock has the expertise and imaginative and prescient to guide our applications and to reignite the eagerness within the Fairbanks and UAF communities in your Alaska Nanooks.”

Anundson at the moment is the assistant director of athletics for inside operations and occasions at Black Hills State College in South Dakota, the place he’s liable for overseeing administrative operations and a number of athletic amenities on the campus. He beforehand served as this system coordinator for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Olympic Coaching Heart in Colorado Springs and labored for 4 seasons in stadium operations for the Denver Broncos at Mile Excessive Stadium.

A former hockey participant at Minnesota Crookston, the place he nonetheless holds the file for profession scoring, Anundson signed with the Colorado Eagles (then within the Central Hockey League) for the 2005-06 season earlier than starting his skilled profession in athletics administration.

He has a bachelor’s diploma in sport and recreation administration from the College of Minnesota, an MBA from the College of Colorado, and a doctorate in training management and innovation from Arizona State College.

Anundson mentioned that UAF and Fairbanks are an important match for him and his household.

“I wish to thank Chancellor White, the top of the search committee, coaches, directors, donors, the Fairbanks group and, in fact, the student-athletes for the chance,” he mentioned. “I’m extremely excited and honored to hitch the College of Alaska Fairbanks household and humbled to function the subsequent director of athletics. Nanook athletics has a wealthy historical past and custom and I sit up for the success that lies forward.”


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