Wayne Thomas started with Keyano College as the Recreation Director in 1981. In May, 1985 he spearheaded the application that led Keyano College into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and became Keyano's first Athletic Director. Wayne moved the Huskies through the sports of badminton, bowling, cross country running, curling, racquetball, war canoe, and volleyball. Wayne served as a Convenor for badminton (1985), canoe (1988), golf (2003), curling (intermittently during 1985-1995), and Co-Convenor for cross country running (2004).
Although no longer the Athletic Director in the 10 years prior to retiring in 2010, Wayne played an integral role in the growth of Huskies Athletics as they expanded into soccer, basketball, futsal and men's hockey. He paved the way for the construction of the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre, the current home of Keyano Huskies, and also the venue for Keyano's first National hosting duties in the 2009 Men's Volleyball National Championships, where he served as a committee member. His lasting legacy continues to impact students as he played a major role in our Student Athlete Enrollment Bursary that has recently surpassed $1,000,000.