GRAND CHUTE, Wisc.– The Community First Champion Center, one of the newest, premium sports tourism venues in the nation, has hired Adam Ligocki as a Sports and Tournament Coordinator rounding out the full-time staff for the facility.
Previously, Ligocki served as the Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach at UW-Waukesha. While at UW-Waukesha, Adam was charged with leading all aspects of the Cougar Athletic Department, including fundraising, scheduling, event supervision, and community relations. He also worked as an IAS Professor on campus, providing students a perspective to the sports industry by leading a course called the “Theory of Coaching”.
Ligocki is a graduate of Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. While at Carroll, Ligocki suited up for the Pioneers basketball team. As a member of the team, the Pioneers made their first two NCAA Division III tournament appearances in Carroll history. For his efforts, he was named team captain as a senior during the 2006-2007 season. Along with his bachelor’s degree, Ligocki also received his master’s degree in Sport Administration from UW-La Crosse in 2011.
Opening in November, The Community First Champion Center is a 164,000 square foot indoor sports facility with a year-round ice rink with seating for up to 1,000, fieldhouse with four basketball courts or eight volleyball courts and a seasonal arena that can be an ice rink or four basketball or six volleyball courts. The facility will host numerous hard-court and ice-based events each year as well as community-based leagues, open recreational time, rentals, camps, and clinics. The Center will position Fox Cities as a national competitor in the youth and amateur sports marketplace.