Collin Anglin has deservedly been appointed sports director by the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports and Culture following a recruitment drive by the department.
Anglin has been with the Department of Sports since 2002 when he started as sports coordinator. His enthusiasm and energy saw him promoted to assistant sports director a mere two years later and he has acted as director since December 2009.
“I am delighted to see the promotion of another young Caymanian,” said sports minister Mark Scotland. “Developing our youth through positive activities is one of my ministry’s foremost goals and Mr. Anglin’s vision for sports in the Islands ties in perfectly with this objective.
“In addition, he has tremendous compassion for our youngsters and a clear understanding of their needs. With him at the helm, we will certainly take great strides in creating much-needed developmental sports programmes.”
Anglin’s appointment crowns a lifelong passion for sports. He volunteered as a coach at only 16 years of age and has played in Cayman’s national basketball team for the last 18 years – where he still holds the national scoring record.
He is also the driving force behind the Department of Sports’ community sports initiative which has seen a number of projects take root in West Bay and East End.
“To me, sports mean far more than just playing games,” Anglin said. “It is one of the most positive ways to channel our youth’s energy, teach them discipline and give them a sense of accomplishment. Plus, it’s a great way to stay fit and healthy and should be a lifelong activity for all.”
With a bachelor’s degree in sports management already under his belt, Anglin is currently pursuing his master’s in sports science from the United States Sports Academy. He is certified as an International Basketball Federation Level 1 Coach and also holds Caribbean Coaching Certification.
Apart from his contributions to sports, Anglin has proven himself in other areas, having taken top honours at last year’s Young Caymanian Leadership Award ceremony, in the process becoming Cayman’s latest YCLA recipient.