Chelsea Piers Connecticut is pleased to announce Kevin Burton as the new Athletic Director for the complex. In this role, Burton will oversee the operations, programming, and development of all sports under the Chelsea Piers Connecticut banner.
Burton’s unique career and educational background aligns perfectly with this new position. Burton attended Boston University where he was a Division I athlete in basketball. From there, Burton received his JD and then completed a sports business graduate degree at NYU – Tisch Institute for Global Sport.
Burton’s professional career also has a strong blend of experience for the Athletic Director role. Burton spent several years practicing law and currently serves as Adjunct Professor at NYU, teaching graduate-level courses in Sports Economics and College Sports Operations. Burton also co-founded and managed an elite basketball and fitness business in New York City serving hundreds of youth athletes. He has his personal training certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Most recently, Burton was the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance overseeing 31 Division I sports programs at Columbia University. 800 NCAA athletes were under Burton’s eligibility guidance interfacing with the Ivy League, NCAA, and Athletic department.
The Chelsea Piers Connecticut Athletic Director role will define the philosophy and strategic initiatives for the sports programs and ensure best practices. The Director will foster coaches continuing education and assess sport and industry trends. Kevin will serve as the main point of contact for regional sports organizations and national governing bodies.
“It is rare to find someone with such precise expertise,” commented Greta Wagner, Executive Director, Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “Kevin has firsthand experience as a Division I athlete, youth coach, personal trainer, and teacher. He also has worked with college bound athletes and has a huge depth of knowledge of NCAA guidelines from the University perspective. We are lucky to find someone with a personal passion and incredible career insights for this important role.”