Geoffrey Phillips, a resident of Vaudreuil-Dorion, has been appointed senior director of Athletics and Recreation at McGill University.
He replaces Philip Quintal, who has been serving as interim senior director following the retirement of Marc Gélinas in 2019.
Phillips, a fluently bilingual native of Gaspé, Que., most recently served as McGill’s director of Sport Programs for Athletics and Recreation.
He also played varsity hockey for McGill during his undergraduate studies, and served as head coach of the women’s hockey program between 1990 and 1994. He was named the Quebec conference coach of the year in 1992.
“I have had the good fortune to work with some of the top talents in varsity sport and recreation over my 30 years at McGill,” said Phillips, who assumes his new position Dec. 14.
“I am excited and humbled at the opportunity to now lead this group and expand on the university’s rich history of providing quality programming for students, staff and the McGill community at large.”
Phillips, a former longtime resident of Dorval, earned both a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in sports psychology at McGill.