April 12th, 2024

Golf Canada chief sport officer Kevin Blue named Canada Soccer general secretary, CEO

By The Canadian Press on February 29, 2024.

Canada Soccer has named Kevin Blue its new general secretary and CEO.

Blue comes from Golf Canada, where he has served as chief sport officer since December 2020.

He will start his new job on March 14.

Previously Blue was athletics director at the University of California, Davis, a job he started in May 2016 when he was just 33.

Before that, he was senior associate director of athletics at his alma mater Stanford University, where he captained the golf team

Born in Montreal, Blue was raised in Toronto.

His hiring fills a void at the governing body of Canadian soccer

Alyson Walker, whose resume includes stints with Bell Media, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, was named general secretary in late December. But she stepped down Jan. 22, her previously announced start date, due to an “unforeseen personal matter.”

Walker was due to succeed Earl Cochrane, who left last April.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 29, 2024

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