Finlandia University has named Bridget Durocher as the Senior Woman Administrator and Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator. She has been working at her current positions since early January. Since August 3, 2016, Durocher has been the head coach for men’s and women’s cross country at Finlandia.
“I’m excited to announce that Bridget will take on the Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator duties as well as Senior Woman Administrator,” said Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg. “Bridget’s expertise and community contacts will allow us to expand our community programming and build a membership base. I look forward to her leadership and assistance that she will bring to the management of our Athletic Department.”
Durocher attended Finlandia as an undergraduate, studying nursing and lettering in volleyball. She earned the Lion Award for the most dedicated athlete. Durocher transferred to Northern Michigan earning a degree in Health and Fitness Management. In 2012 she received a master’s degree in Exercise Science from NMU. Durocher is a veteran, having served in the United States Army from 2006-2014 and was primarily stationed in Landstuhl, Germany. During her service, she earned the Army Commendation Award for outstanding work in the field.
“Being an integral part of NCAA Division III sports has always been a dream of mine,” said Durocher. “The Senior Woman Administrator position will provide me with an opportunity to provide a strong female perspective as we continue to grow and enhance Finlandia athletics. My role as the Strength and Conditioning Center Coordinator allows me to fulfill my passion to create a healthy community. By bringing in some of our leading wellness instructors I hope to create a more complete environment of health for our entire campus and community.”Tags: Bridget Durocher, Curtis Wittenberg, Finlandia Community Wellness