Basil Hughton
Basil Hughton

Hughton hangs up his hat

After nine years as athletic director for the University of Saskatchewan and nearly 40 years in education, Basil Hughton announced he will retire next summer.

Hughton announced Monday morning he will officially retire on June 30, 2017. 

He started at Huskie Athletics in the 2008-09 season. Under Hughton's leadership, the university’s athletics department has won two program-first national basketball titles and 15 Canada West championships. He has seen almost 1,300 student-athletes named to either the national or school All-Academic teams. Hughton also guided Huskie Athletics to a successful bid to host the 2013 and 2014 University Cup men’s hockey championships, and the 2015 men’s volleyball championship.

His leadership extended into the Canada West and the Saskatoon community, serving on the conference Board of Directors for six years—two as president, as well as the Board of Saskatoon of Sport Tourism. He has been chairperson for a number of conference committees including the membership committee, the WHL-partnership group and as sport liaison for women’s hockey, men’s hockey and football.

The search for a new athletic director will begin sometime in the New Year.

To read more, visit Huskie Athletics.

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