Jason Kerswill, director of athletics and recreation at UNBC, is leaving his post at the school to take a high-profile job with Canada Basketball.
Kerswill, 33, has been appointed as manager of the men's high-performance program and will work alongside people like Steve Nash, general manager of the men's national team, and Rowan Barrett, the executive vice president and assistant general manager.
The news broke late Thursday morning.
"Coming to UNBC as the athletic director was a dream job and working for Canada Basketball in this capacity is also a dream job, especially at this time with all the talent around the program," Kerswill said. "I'm looking forward to it."
Kerswill was hired at UNBC in July of 2010. He replaced Len McNamara, who had been relieved of his duties 10 months earlier.
Kerswill's last day at UNBC will be April 5. He and his family will move to Toronto and he'll begin his new job on April 15.
UNBC will start the search for a new athletics director almost immediately.
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