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Peg  Bradley-Doppes
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Peg Bradley-Doppes

Position:
Vice Chancellor for Athletics, Recreation and RC Ops.

Alma Mater:
College of Mount St. Joseph, Bachelors & Miami (Ohio), Master's (Major: Health and Physical Education)


08/23/2017

2017 Athletics Divisional Address

2017 Athletics Divisional Address

Peg Bradley-Doppes has guided the Denver Pioneers to nine NCAA Championships, nine NCAA I-AAA Directors' Cups, 97 conference titles, 69 coach of the year honors and numerous national rankings since being appointed the University's 12th Director of Athletics and Recreation on March 28, 2005. A 36-year veteran of NCAA Division I programs where she served as a head coach for 11 years and an athletics' administrator for 25 years, Bradley-Doppes served as Director of Athletics and Recreation at DU her first season prior to being promoted to Vice Chancellor of Athletics and Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations in July of 2006.

An energetic leader of collegiate athletics as a student-athlete, head coach and athletic director, Bradley-Doppes is recognized nationally as one of the nation's most effective athletic administrators. Her career in intercollegiate athletics spans several universities whose NCAA Division I programs competed successfully in several conferences. Bradley-Doppes' 22 years of NCAA committee service includes Management Council, Division I Women's Basketball, the Committee on Women's Athletics, Division I Volleyball, Division I-AAA, Peer Review Team, Olympic Sports Liaison Committee, NACDA Treasurer and Executive Committee, and the prestigious NCAA Division I Leadership Council. Most recently, she was named the president of the ADA I-AAA Executive Committee for the 2013-14 season after serving as second vice president the season prior.

Bradley-Doppes took over a Pioneer program that has developed rapidly since moving to NCAA Division I in 1998-99, and currently fields 17 intercollegiate sports programs with over 300 student-athletes in five conferences.

Denver's hockey team completed its #SkateFor8 under Bradley-Doppes in 2016-17, recording the Division's 32nd National Championship. DU brought home its ninth I-AAA Directors' Cup in the last 10 years, and earned its highest overall Directors' Cup finish in history, placing 35th in the country, ahead of more than 30 schools from Power 5 conferences. The Pioneers became one of eight schools to win at least one National Championship in each of the last four years. Of the 22 NCAA team bracketed sports, Denver reached the national semifinals in three of them, tied for the fifth most in the country in 2016-17. 

The ski team claimed the Pioneers' 31st National Championship overall and the program's record 23rd title in 2015-16. Denver claimed its eighth I-AAA Directors' Cup in nine years, eight programs won conference championships, 25 athletes earned All-America honors, five coaches were recognized by their respective leagues and two coaches' earned National Coach of the Year honors in David Stewart (Nordic) and Bill Tierney (men's lacrosse, recognized in December for previous year). 
Capturing DU's seventh Directors' Cup in eight seasons, Denver claimed seven league titles, made nine NCAA appearances, had four coaches of the year and produced 18 All-Americans. The DU men's lacrosse team won its first national championship, and the Division's 30th overall, becoming the first school west of Chapel Hill, N.C. to hoist the trophy. 

Bradley-Doppes started the 2012-13 season by accepting a bid to join The Summit League for 11-of-19 championship sports. The Pioneers finished the season sending eight teams as well as four individuals to NCAA postseason competition. Denver also captured two conference championships and seven regular season conference titles.

Bradley-Doppes was named West Region Under Armour AD of the Year in 2012 after Denver captured four conference championships and sent six teams and one individual to NCAA postseason action. The Pioneers' claimed one individual NCAA title and nine Pioneers earned All-America honors. Denver finished No. 85 in the I-AAA Directors' Cup and finished first among Sun Belt Conference school for the fifth straight year. The Pioneers concluded play in the SBC by capturing their 11th Graduation Rate Award.

The Pioneers' fourth consecutive I-AAA Directors' Cup and acceptance into the Western Athletic Conference beginning in 2012-13 and National Collegiate Hockey Conference in 2013-14 highlighted the 2010-11 season. DU sent nine teams and three individuals to NCAA postseason competition as the Pioneers captured eight conference championships. The Pioneers' season included three individual skiing titles and the men's lacrosse program gained national attention with its NCAA Final Four appearance and two ECAC championships. The Pioneers landed eight All-America honors and captured their 10th Sun Belt Conference Graduation Award. DU ranked No. 54 overall in the Directors' Cup and No. 1 among all I-AAA, Sun Belt Conference and Front Range institutions for the fourth consecutive year.

The Cincinnati, Ohio, native received her Bachelor's Degree in health and physical education from the College of Mount St. Joseph in 1979, and completed her Master's Degree in health and physical education from Miami (Ohio) in 1981. She was the first inductee into her high school's athletic Hall of Fame at St. Ursula High School in Cincinnati and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Mount St. Joseph College.

Bradley-Doppes was director of athletics at the University of North Carolina Wilmington from 1999 to 2004. She joined UNCW following a successful stint at Michigan, where she served as senior associate athletics director and senior women's administrator, overseeing 130 employees.

As a successful volleyball head coach at Michigan, North Carolina and Miami University, Bradley-Doppes compiled a 304-144 (.679) overall record with four conference championships and three Coach of the Year honors.

In July of 2004, Bradley-Doppes was named the General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletics Director by the All-American Football Foundation, and that October the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators named her Administrator of the Year in Division I-AAA (non-football programs). 

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