CCU’s Athletic Director Brian Wall to Retire After Seven Years

Colorado Christian University’s (CCU) Athletic Director, Brian Wall, has announced his retirement to take effect on June 30. The Athletics department saw notable achievements during Wall’s seven-year tenure, experiencing success and reaching milestones previously unseen in the history of the university.

Wall joined CCU in March 2017, after a term as superintendent of Faith Christian Academy in Arvada. As Director, Wall spearheaded significant changes in the Athletics department, nurturing a winning culture and setting the platform for continued future success. Notably, he recruited 11 of the 13 current head coaches.

During Wall’s leadership, the Cougars’ sporting feats included making 23 postseason regional appearances, securing three Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) titles, achieving the university’s highest finish at the NCAA Championship in 2022 where the men’s cross country team placed third, and ranking 43rd among more than 300 Division II institutions in the 2022-23 Learfield Director’s Cup standings. Wall’s instrumental work with multiple facility enhancements further underscores his successful tenure.

“I have truly enjoyed working with coaches, athletes and CCU staff members. It has been deeply satisfying to witness considerable growth in each of the athletics programs competitively, academically and spiritually,” said Wall.

The CCU community warmly acknowledges Wall’s contributions. Eric Hogue, CCU president, expressed the university’s gratitude, stating, “Colorado Christian University would like to thank Brian Wall for his seven years of diligent service. Brian consistently delivered outstanding effort for the betterment of Cougar Athletics. Although he will be greatly missed, we wish him the very best in his retirement.”

Wall leaves a lasting mark on CCU Athletics, reflected in the warm tributes of his colleagues. “It’s hard to fully articulate the positive impact Brian Wall has had on CCU Athletics,” commented Jim McCormick, senior vice president, and vice president of student life and enrollment at CCU. “Brian has propelled many of our sports to national prominence and overseen unmatched post-season participation.”

As he prepares for retirement, Wall remains industrious, taking the lead role in the formation of a nationwide search committee to select his successor.