Pelletier brings a decade of CFL experience to new Eligibility & Compliance role with the Griffins

Nick Pelletier has joined the MacEwan Athletics department as the Griffins' new Eligibility & Compliance Advisor.
Nick Pelletier has joined the MacEwan Athletics department as the Griffins' new Eligibility & Compliance Advisor.

MacEwan Athletics

EDMONTON – Bringing nine years of experience in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Elks, Nick Pelletier is well-positioned to excel in his new role as the MacEwan Griffins' Eligibility & Compliance Advisor.

In the newly-created role, Pelletier will provide support to student athletes and the department in a portfolio that includes eligibility, compliance, financial aid and travel.

"We are very excited to welcome Nick to our department," said Director of Athletics Joel Mrak. "He is a professional that brings a wealth of experience from the CFL and the Edmonton Elks that will help us out in the newly created eligibility and compliance role. 

"He is a great fit for the Griffins, and we are really looking forward to him joining our team."

With a degree in sports management from Brock University in 2011, the Stoney Creek, Ont. native has long been passionate about university athletics.

"Since a very young age, all I wanted to do is work in sport and athletics and to have the opportunity to continue my career at MacEwan is incredible," he said. "The people are fantastic and I'm proud to be a small part of such a great department and institution."

Pelletier initially landed a job as a marketing intern in the CFL league office in 2012 before the Edmonton Eskimos (Elks) took notice, hiring him as their community relations co-ordinator. Pelletier was promoted to the Assistant Director of Football Operations in 2016. Serving in that role for six years, he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the football department, planning, and executing all team travel logistics as well as drawing up, executing, and registering player contracts and assisting the scouting department ahead of the CFL draft.

"I have learned a lot from my time in professional football and I'm excited to bring my knowledge and skill set to the Griffins and be a part of something special," said Pelletier.

"As a person behind the scenes, it is my responsibility to ensure that the details are taken care of for each of our teams. This allows the coaches to focus on game planning and the student-athletes to focus on the season."