Interim Athletics Director - Carl McAloose
University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Dan White has named Brock Anundson to serve as the next director of athletics for the Alaska Nanooks. Anundson was selected from a pool of four finalists after a national search led by Athletics Staffing and Consultants. He starts his new position July 12.
Anundson most recently was the assistant director of athletics for internal operations and events at Black Hills State University in South Dakota, where he was responsible for overseeing administrative operations and multiple athletic facilities on the campus. He previously served as the program coordinator for the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and worked for four seasons in stadium operations for the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium.
Anundson is a former hockey student-athlete, playing four seasons with the University of Minnesota Crookston, where he still holds the record for career scoring. He signed with the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL for the 2005-2006 season before beginning his professional career in athletics administration. He has a bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation management from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Colorado, and a doctorate in education leadership and innovation from Arizona State University.
UAF is an NCAA Division II institution that sponsors 10 varsity sports. Men’s and women’s cross-country running, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball all compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Men’s ice hockey is the only Division I sport. Women’s swimming, men’s and women’s skiing and coed rifle all compete at a multidivisional level through the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference, the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association and the Patriot Rifle Conference, respectively.