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David Petroziello

Athletic Director & Sports Management Program Director


David Petroziello has over 20 years of professional coaching and athletic leadership experience. In addition to acting as the Program Coordinator for Sports Management and Leadership, he is also the Director of Sport and Recreation at Prairie College.

Prior to arriving at Prairie, he was a Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the USports level. Over his career he has led programs at the CCAA, Usports, RSEQ, and professional levels. He has coached professionally in Australia on two occasions, and continues to work with coaches, players, and teams of all levels internationally as a consultant and mentor.

His sport leadership experience off the court includes stints as the Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation at St. Mary’s University (Calgary), the General Manager and Director of Operations for a professional basketball club, as well as a General Manager and Director of Coaching in sport associations overseas.  When not building a program he dedicates his time to his family and enjoys reading, playing sports, or exploring the trails with his wife Seema, their three children, Domenico (7), Dante (5), and Avani (2) and their family lab-x-husky, Pax.