BROADHURST SELECTED FOR AD OF THE YEAR HONORS
Gary Broadhurst, Associate Dean of Athletics & Physical Education at Mohawk Valley Community College, has been selected the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year in the Junior/Community College Division. This award was presented this past Wednesday, June 27, in Dallas, TX at the NACDA National Convention.
During his time at MVCC Broadhurst has helped build one of the most comprehensive, diverse, and successful two year college athletic programs in the country. Under his leadership the Hawks have captured 17 NJCAA National Championships and 48 regional titles. Student athletes have been selected NJCAA All-Americans 375 times and an astounding 128 have been Individual National Champions. Six have been selected as the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Scholar Athlete of the Year; more than any two year college in the nation. During the past fifteen years MVCC teams have collectively won 70% of their contests.
Despite all this, his dedication is not limited to the MVCC campus and he is continuously involved in leadership roles on the regional and national levels. Broadhurst is the President of NATYCAA and serves as the Women’s Regional Director of Region III of the NJCAA. He is also a member of NACDA Executive Committee, the treasurer of the Mountain Valley Conference and former chair of the region’s Board of Directors.
Among his other honors he earned the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and was selected for the inaugural Region III Athletics Director of the Year award. He was selected for his first Under Armour ADOY award in 2007.
In addition to his athletic duties as Associate Dean Broadhurst also is responsible for the department’s curriculum development and faculty for the Physical Education, Recreation & Leisure Services, Sports Medicine, and Coaching Certificate programs. He holds the academic rank of full professor. He also oversees the operation of the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic/Events Center, an 112,000 square foot facility housing a field house, performance gymnasium, fitness center, athletic training facility, student athlete success center, pool, racquetball courts, yoga/aerobics studio, and multi-exercise room.
His career began at MVCC as a Technical Assistant in 1979. He was promoted to the faculty ranks in 1988 before his appointment as Director of Athletics in 1996. During his tenure he has served as head coach of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men and women’s bowling, softball, and golf programs.