OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton University Department of Recreation and Athletics is pleased to announce Dalton Myers has accepted the position of Assistant Director, High Performance Sport.
As the Director of Sport at The University of West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica for 7 years, Dalton Myers led the establishment of the University’s high performance sport program. Dalton was instrumental in developing the strategic plan to ensure high quality sport performances. As part of that plan, Dalton developed innovative partnerships that transformed their programs. An example, Dalton collaborated with the Jamaica Football (Soccer) Federation to provide excellent training facilities and human resource support for the University’s soccer programs. In addition, he helped to create an Academy Centre for a holistic approach to the development of individual soccer players.
Dalton also developed a Sports Scholarship program raising the much needed funds to support their scholar athletes. The University is now recognized for its excellent championship programs and student-athlete high performance
Prior to being named Director, Sport Performance, Dalton was the university’s Manager, Student Union where he supervised the student union’s financials, as well as guided and counselled the student executive.
After leaving the University of West Indies (2017), Dalton worked for the Jamaica Olympic Association as their Corporate Planner. Dalton was responsible for developing and implementing strategies that enhance the games management support for the national teams and coordinating for IOC funding applications. As well, Dalton was responsible for analyzing and making recommendations for the national sport organizations funding requests.
“I am excited to be joining the Carleton Ravens family, and I am looking forward to working with the team and building on the many successes over the years. I believe that my experiences will help me lead Carleton into this new era. I would like thank Jennifer Brenning and her team for showing confidence in my abilities and giving me the opportunity to work with and develop strategies for the continued success of the high performance teams.”
As a recognized sport leader, Dalton held International Games’ positions such as the Deputy Chef de Mission for the Pan Am Games (2019), Chef de Mission Commonwealth Games (2018), World Para Junior Championships (2017), World Netball Championships and management at several individual World championships. Dalton was the University delegate at many International and national university sport Federations assembly meetings.
Dalton has completed Safe Sport and Child Protection Training under the auspices of the US Center for Safe Sport, and the Coaching Association of Canada and Play by the Rules, Australia.
On the side, Dalton has worked as a sport columnist and sport host broadcaster. He also hosts a popular sport podcast called The Drive Phase.
“I am thrilled that Dalton has agreed to join our team,” stated Jennifer Brenning, Assistant Vice President (Recreation and Athletics), “With Dalton’s impressive experience, knowledge and passion for elite sport along with his strong personal skills, Dalton will bring an innovative approach to supporting our high performance coaches and student-athletes at Carleton University.”
Dalton has a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Ohio University and a Master’s of Philosophy (Cultural Studies) from The University of the West Indies. While an undergraduate completing his Bachelor of Science and International Relations degree Dalton was also a student-athlete in Track and Field.
Dalton will be starting at Carleton University September 1, 2021.
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Assistant Vice President (Recreation and Athletics)