(Columbus, IN) Columbus Parks and Recreation Department has named Brady Buckley as its Sports Programs Manager. Before joining Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, Mr. Buckley served as the Supervisor of Athletics for the City of Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Department since 2018. 

Mr. Buckley brings extensive education and experience to the role. As Supervisor of Athletics, he was responsible for management of all sports programs, including youth and adult sports and tournaments, as well as serving as the interim Golf Supervisor during COVID for his department. Other areas of experience and expertise for Mr. Buckley include program management in a community center, Club Director for Metro Parks basketball and volleyball academies, coordinator of the Cincinnati Reds Youth Baseball Program, and coordinator of the department’s esports league. 

Mr. Buckley holds an M.S. in Recreation & Sports Administration from Western Kentucky University, as well as a B.S. in Health & Physical Education from Murray State University. He also holds an Intercollegiate Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate from Western Kentucky University and is a Certified Youth Sports Administrator through the National Alliance for Youth Sports. 

As Sports Programs Manager, Mr. Buckley will supervise the Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena Manager, Golf Pro/Manager and the Sports Coordinator. Mr. Buckley will report to Nikki Murphy, Associate Director of Recreation. 

“We are incredibly excited to have Brady join our Parks and Recreation team,” said Nikki Murphy, Associate Director of Recreation. “Columbus, Indiana is a community with an impressive sports culture woven into the fabric of its identity. We rely on individuals, like Brady, who want to become a part of this unique community and who bring with them a new, fresh perspective on opportunities and improvements to our existing facilities and programs.” 

“We’re very excited to have an individual like Brady, with his degree of talent, join our team,” said Mark Jones, Director. 

For more information about Columbus Parks and Recreation Department, visit www.columbusparksandrec.com.