What is the StFX Athletics Leadership Academy?

The StFX Athletics Leadership Academy is a program for StFX Athletics to provide comprehensive leadership training and development for StFX student-athletes.  StFX was the first university in Canada to provide leadership development programs for their student-athletes. 

StFX Athletics Leadership Academy Mission

The mission of StFX Athletics Leadership Academy is to create an elite leadership development program that will have a profound impact on StFX student-athletes both as individuals and as team leaders.   The StFX Athletics Leadership Academy strives to challenge, develop and support StFX student-athletes in their quest to become world-class leaders in athletics, academics, and life.


Leo MacPherson
Director, Leadership Academy

StFX Director of Athletics & Recreation

Dr. Angie Kolen
Associate Director, Leadership Academy

StFX Professor
Human Kinetics


Leaders of Distinction 

Leader of Distinction Awards are the highest honour bestowed by the StFX Leadership Academy following a rigorous evaluation process. These student-athletes have earned the utmost respect from their teammates, coaches and themselves. 

CLICK HERE for a complete history of all StFX Leaders of Distinction



Special thanks to Sodexo - StFX Athletics Leadership Academy's official food and beverage sponsor