Athletic director Mike Havey congratulates Dylan KucheravyAthletic director Mike Havey congratulates Dylan Kucheravy, one of two students honoured as the department’s employees of the year.

Luncheon pays tribute to student athletics staff

His work with Athletics and Recreational Services expanded his horizons during his time at the University of Windsor, says Dylan Kucheravy.

“All the opportunities I have gotten here have been just incredible,” says the kinesiology student. “I have gotten to know so many people: all the athletes on all the teams.”

He and Olivia Binder won recognition as the department’s employees of the year, Friday at the 10th annual Blue and Gold Student Staff Appreciation Luncheon.

Athletic director Mike Havey recounted Kucheravy’s career as a fitness instructor, trainer for varsity athletes, and assistant coach of Lancer football, while playing on the team as a defensive end. He said the contributions of all the students were vital to his department’s operations.

“We could not do what we do here without our student staff members,” Havey said. “They’re the oil that keeps the machines running.”

The luncheon featured more than a dozen awards highlighting outstanding employees in the St. Denis Centre, Campus Recreation, aquatics, managers and therapists, and Lancer home events. Find a full list at