|Title:||Assistant Athletic Director|
B.S., Wesleyan University
M.S., University of New Haven
Avery Esdaile enters his 11th year at Wellesley College. As the Assistant Athletic Director, he oversees athletics scheduling, operations for all home events and also does extensive work with the contest management and team travel budgets. In addition, Esdaile coordinates team travel arrangements for each of the Blue's 14 varsity sports.
Aside from his event and budgetary responsibilities, Esdaile also serves on several department committees. As a member of the PERA Advisory Committee, the Athletics Committee and the Facilities and Operations Committee, he steers a collaborative effort that works to enhance department policies surrounding athletic philosophies and operations.
Esdaile also has several campus-wide commitments. Currently he is the chair of the Wellesley Administrative Council Advisory Committee, which is a committee responsible for fostering greater collaboration among Administrative Council committees. In past roles, he served as the co-chair of the College's Compensation and Personnel Policy Advisory Committee (2007-2010) that is charged with advising the President and other appropriate officers on all college administrative procedures and policies. Additionally, he was a member of Wellesley's Budgetary Advisory Committee during the 07-08 academic year.
Outside of Wellesley, Esdaile has served on a number of committees for the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). He is currently the NEWMAC liaison for the women's soccer coaches group. Prior to his role as women's soccer liaison he worked with the swimming and diving coaches in the same role. He has twice represented Wellesley as the Director of the NEWMAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship and has also served as tournament director of numerous Seven Sisters Championships. In May of 2010, Esdaile served as the Tournament Director for the first ever NCAA Softball Regional hosted by Wellesley College.
In January of 2012 Esdaile completed the NCAA Pathway Program. The intensive year-long program, with a total of 10 participants from all three NCAA Divisions, prepares senior level athletic administrators to become Director of Athletics as their next career step. The program focused on personal and professional leadership development, critical thinking and exposure to day-to-day situations and issues through professional mentors.
Prior to being hired at Wellesley, Esdaile spent two years in the Athletics Department at Yale University. As the assistant for athletic facilities and varsity sports operation, he worked in event management as well as football and basketball operations for the Bulldogs. Esdaile also organized practice schedules for all varsity teams and practice bus transportation for fall and spring sports.
A New Haven, CT native, Esdaile completed a Masters of Science in Management of Sports Industries at the University of New Haven in May of 2008. He previously earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Wesleyan University in 2000, where he was a four-year starter and letter-winner on the men’s basketball team. Esdaile also spent time working with the University Relations Department helping to coordinate family and reunions weekends and is still active at his alma mater, serving as class secretary and on reunion committees. In May of 2010 Esdaile was awarded the Wesleyan University Service Award for Graduates of the Last Decade. The award is presented to volunteers who have given sustained service to Wesleyan University in the first ten years after graduation.