Coaching Association of Canada

Andrea Stapff

Hometown: Grew up in St-Catharines, ON. Currently living in Campbell River, BC.

Sport: Cross Country Ski

Current role in sport:

  • Head Coach, Strathcona Nordic Ski Club
  • Provincial coach with BC Talent Squad (ages 13-14)

Do you have a mentor: Chris Manhard, Head Coach BC Ski Team

List your current NCCP Training/certification: Comp Dev trained

Current occupation: Head Coach, Strathcona Nordic Ski Club


  • Bachelors, Political Science, University of Victoria
  • Masters, Physical Education, University of Victoria

Coaching History: Moved from athlete to coach naturally. I loved the “ah ha” moment that youth experience when something clicks for them.

Currently Coaching: Professionally.

  • Club’s Jr. Race team, athletes aged 12-18
  • Club’s Masters race team, ages 30 and up

Fun Fact: I can be bribed with chocolate! I drove across Canada with a life-sized Bugs Bunny doll in my late 20s.

What you do with your free time: Try to get a bit of just me activities like skiing, biking, running, hiking. And I love puzzles.