Dr. Brian Wylie has served as Director of Athletics for the Endicott Athletics & Recreation Department since January 28, 2008. Wylie has campaigned Endicott's charge to be one of the premiere NCAA Division III institutions in New England through the development and upkeep of top-level athletic facilities, the recruitment of academically and athletically superior student-athletes, the growth of a talented and dedicated coaching and administrative staff, successful fundraising efforts with Institutional Advancement, and many more attributes that have delivered the College's success in recent years.
During his tenure as Director of Athletics, Wylie has overseen a staff of 25 full-time coaches and administrators that work with Endicott's 21 varsity and seven club sport offerings, intramurals, and numerous health and wellness opportunities. In addition, several part-time coaches, graduate assistants, and volunteers have been a part of Endicott's 49 conference titles, 47 NCAA Tournament appearances, and 13 ECAC Championships since Wylie took over the department. Perhaps Endicott's most impressive year to date was the 2013-14 academic campaign, where Endicott finished ranked 28th in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings and Wylie was recognized as the ECAC Division III Administrator of the Year.
Facilities on Endicott's campus have also raised the bar for the standard of NCAA Division III institutions with the dedication of the Raymond J. Bourque Arena which houses the 19th and 20th varsity sports programs (men's and women's ice hockey) beginning in 2015-16, resurfacing and rebranding of MacDonald Gymnasium for the basketball and volleyball teams, new turf for Hempstead Stadium in 2014 for football, lacrosse, and soccer, and the renovation of North Field for the baseball and field hockey teams in 2012.
Academically, Endicott varsity student-athletes have improved from an overall 2.92 GPA in Spring 2008 to a 3.27 GPA in Spring 2016 during Wylie's time as Director of Athletics. With the student body consisting of nearly 25% student-athletes on an annual basis, Endicott athletes have done their part in establishing the College's academic tradition.
Prior to his appointment, Wylie served as Director of the Post Center since its opening in 1999. From 1995-97, he served as Coordinator of Student Life.
Wylie, one of the original founders of men's athletics at Endicott, started the men's lacrosse program in 1995 (17-10 in two independent seasons as head coach) and the men's ice hockey club program in 2002 (49-29-4 and a top-10 regional ranking as head coach over four seasons).
Wylie earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College in 1993, where he played defense on the Hawks' hockey team and midfield for the lacrosse program. Wylie has since gone on to earn a Master of Education degree in Organizational Management from Endicott in 2002, and obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Studies (Adult Learning and Leadership) from Lesley University in 2014.
He and his wife, Sonia, have two sons, Jackson and Dylan.
(Updated as of 7/17/2018)