In 1997, Shaunavon Saskatchewan native Kevin Dickie made his way to the east coast of Canada to take over the Acadia Axemen hockey program in 1997.
During Kevin's three seasons at Acadia, he led the Axemen to three straight Atlantic University hockey conference final appearances and a trip to the 1998 CIS final championship game.
Departing Acadia in 2000 to return to his home province, Dickie coached the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League for four seasons, while holding the position as assistant coach with Canada's World Junior team in 2000-2001 and Canada's Under 18 National team in 2000. In addition, Kevin became the sixth coach in the history of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to enter it's Hall of Fame.
In the summer of 2005, Kevin left hockey to utilize his administrative skills as the Director of Athletics at the University of New Brunswick where he remained for six years. In May of 2011, Kevin returned to Acadia University, as Acadia's Director of Athletics.
During his eight years at the helm, Dickie has helped bring home nine AUS championships. Acadia is also in the final year of hosting an unprecedented four consecutive U SPORTS national championships. Academically, Dickie has steered the Axewomen and Axemen in achieving the highest number of Academic All-Canadians in school history at 116. He has also witnessed four U SPORTS BLG nominees, two AUS James Bayer Award winners and four U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadians in a row. He served a three year term as both U SPORTS Board Director and Atlantic University Sports President.
In the Spring of 2017, Dickie became the Executive Director of Athletics and Community Events, which involves leading both Athletics and the department of Event Services, responsible for hosting activities on campus during the summer and academic year.
Kevin teaches a Developing Leadership course within the School of Kinesiology and has a Level 4 Coaching Certification. Prior to his 33 year career in athletics, Kevin enjoyed teaching in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Dickie lives in Wolfville with his wife Cindy, and has two sons Riley and Brett. You can contact Kevin Dickie at email@example.com. For constant updates surrounding the world of Acadia Athletics, you can follow Dickie personally at @AcadiaAD, as well as @AcadiaAthletics on Twitter.