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Whatcom Community College athletic department welcomes new director

Post Date:04/05/2019 9:28 am

Bellingham, Wash. – Danny Day is Whatcom Community College’s new director for athletics and recreation. He began the position on April 1.

Day comes to WCC from Corban University in Salem, Ore. There he served in several positions for the athletics department, most recently as assistant athletic director. During his time at Corban, Day received several sports information awards from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, including the 2018 Sports Information Director of the Year and No. 1 athletic website for the 2015-16 school year.

As WCC’s director for athletics and recreation, Day will oversee the College’s athletic programs, which includes men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, and women’s volleyball. He will also direct operations of the campus Student Recreation Center. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead Whatcom’s athletic department and cultivate a positive, lasting experience for all students on our campus,” said Day. “I’m thrilled to step into an athletic department that has great coaches and talented student-athletes. It’s an exciting time for the Orcas right now.”

The WCC Orcas just wrapped up a winning basketball season in the Northwest Athletic Conference that included post-season play for both teams. The men’s team finished in the Elite Eight in the championship tournament, while the women made it to the Sweet 16. It was the first playoff berth for the women since 2014.

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a four-year bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes. WCC’s accomplished faculty and staff serve 11,000 students annually. For more information, visit whatcom.edu.

Contact: Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310, pio@whatcom.edu

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