Mansure begins his second year as Gallaudet's Athletic Director since he joined the department in August 2018.
Mansure was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Growing up with a deaf aunt led him to a lifelong commitment to and passion for the deaf community. After a career as a professional basketball player, he coached the Quebec and Canadian deaf men's national basketball teams from 2009 to 2014, leading the team to four regional and world competitions. He also served as Secretary-General of the Deaf International Basketball Federation from 2010 to 2014. Mansure knows five languages: American Sign Language, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
Mansure has 18 years of international basketball experience as a player, coach, and manager in Brazil, Canada, the United States, and Puerto Rico. He played basketball with the under-16 Brazilian national team, and in the National League of Brazil, with four different clubs in six years. He also played for one season at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was development coordinator for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association from 2011 to 2013. Since 2015, he has been Executive Director Assistant for FIBA Americas, the International Basketball Federation, based in Miami, Florida. He served as basketball coordinator for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Mansure earned a bachelor's degree in physical and health education from McGill University in 2010. He also holds certifications in sports administration fundamentals from the International Olympic Committee (2014), sports administration from Sports Management Worldwide (2017), and sports industry essentials from Columbia University (2018). He is currently studying for his master's degree in business administration at the University of the People.
"I am honored to join Gallaudet's outstanding athletics program. I want to thank the search committee and the Bison community for their trust in me. With my background in deaf sports and international competition, I look forward to keeping our community proud, and engaging our students, faculty, staff and alumni through our existing programs and new projects. We want to work together and support each other, as a team.
"The intercollegiate and intramural programs play a major role in the education of our students, helping them grow and learn while developing their physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills. We will compete passionately and have lots of fun. One of our priorities will be to provide equal opportunities and inclusion. Our doors are always open for those who want to participate and experience Bison athletics."
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