News: CCU AD Brian Wall to Retire June 30

CCU Athletic Director Brian Wall to Retire June 30

Cougars experienced unprecedented success under Wall’s leadership

Colorado Christian University Athletic Director Brian Wall will retire June 30 after more than seven years overseeing Cougar Athletics. Under Wall’s leadership and vision, CCU has climbed to heights not previously seen in the university’s history.

“Colorado Christian University would like to thank Brian Wall for his seven years of excellent service,” said Eric Hogue, CCU president. “Brian always went above and beyond for the betterment of Cougar Athletics. He will be dearly missed, but we wish him all the best in his next season of life.”

Wall joined CCU in March 2017 after serving as superintendent of Faith Christian Academy in Arvada. During his time with the Cougars, he spearheaded changes that have set up the athletics department for continued success. Wall hired 11 of the 13 current head coaches, prioritizing a winning culture both inside and outside the areas of competition.

“I am at a loss to fully articulate the impact Brian Wall has had on CCU Athletics,” said Jim McCormick, senior vice president and vice president of student life and enrollment. “Brian has made a permanent home of the RMAC Sportsmanship Cup; propelled many of our sports to national prominence, both in competition and in the classroom; and has overseen unprecedented post-season participation.”

Under Wall, Cougar Athletics made 23 postseason regional appearances, captured three Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference (RMAC) titles, notched its highest finish at a NCAA Championship in 2022 as men’s cross country placed third, and finished 43rd out of more than 300 Division II institutions in the 2022-23 Learfield Director’s Cup standings.

“It has been my great privilege to serve as CCU’s athletics director,” Wall said. “I have truly enjoyed engaging with coaches, athletes and CCU staff members in so many ways. It has been deeply satisfying to see significant growth in each of the athletics programs competitively, academically and spiritually.”

Wall was at the center of several facility improvements including the turfing of All Star Park – home of baseball and softball – and the construction of a year-round golf simulation facility. Additionally, Wall has been instrumental in the planning and launch of the Audience of One Athletics Facility Campaign that will fund the new home for Cougar softball, soccer and track and field at the corner of Alameda Avenue and Kipling Street in Lakewood.

Wall will chair a nationwide search committee for his replacement.