Mario Delisle - Boccia
Date of Birth: August 24, 1965
Birth Place: Ottawa, ON
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Residence: Montreal, QC
Role: Head coach
Mario Delisle was part of the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association coaching staff for the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games and became their head coach in 2005. Since the mid-90s, Delisle has worked with several different Paralympic athletes and sports and enjoys working with athletes with a disability. Since 2006, he has strictly been focusing on boccia athletes.
Delisle was the head coach of the boccia team at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games and will perform the same role in London where Canadian athletes have qualified in every disability class. Canada is one of only three countries in the world to have achieved such a high qualification quota.
Delisle led the boccia team to a silver medal at the CPISRA Boccia World Cup in the summer of 2011 and also led his team to an outstanding five medals at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.