OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton University Department of Recreation and Athletics is pleased to announce Kwesi Loney has accepted the position of Assistant Director, High Performance Sport.
A Raven through and through, Loney rejoined the Ravens as an assistant with the men’s soccer program in 2010. The former all-star student-athlete spent six years working under Hall of Fame coach Sandy Mackie before his appointment as head coach on June 28, 2016.
A committed member of the Carleton community, Loney is currently the Athletics EDI Coordinator and the staff lead of the Race, Equity and Diversity sub-committee of Carleton’s Varsity Council. In 2021, Loney earned a Service Excellence Award for his work within the Carleton community.
Loney is a National A licensed coach with years of experience that has included coaching Algonquin College, the Ottawa Fury women’s W-League team, and Ottawa Fury Soccer Club youth program. Along the way, Loney was frequently honoured earning OCAA, CCAA, OUA and U SPORTS coach of the year honours during his career. Kwesi Loney is also currently an assistant coach on the Technical Staff of Atlético Ottawa (CPL).
Prior to joining Carleton, Loney had a successful business career working for global organizations Umbro and UNICEF and as a small business owner.
As a student-athlete, Loney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2002. During this time, he was a member of the men’s soccer program for five years, and captained the team for three. Playing under coach Mackie, Loney was a recipient of the Doug Banton Memorial Award for dedication to the team in 2000.
“I’m appreciative of the fact that Jennifer and the department see me as a person who can help take the Carleton Ravens forward,” said Loney. “Like in coaching, I believe you will always have success and challenges, but you must always take those challenges head-on. I’m looking forward to the successes, to learning from the mistakes and to supporting the staff and the student-athletes of the department as we achieve our goals together.”
“I’m thrilled that Kwesi has accepted this new challenge, he will do an incredible job leading our high-performance team,” said Jennifer Brenning, Assistant Vice-President, Recreation and Athletics. “I look forward to working with him in his new role and seeing all that he will do.”
Kwesi will remain the interim Head Coach, Soccer Operations Men’s and Women’s Programs until the role has been filled.
Jeremy WhalenAssistant Manager, Digital Marketing and Communicationsravenssportsinfo@carleton.ca