Meet the Team Canada Coaches for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
A total of 87 coaches have been named to Team Canada to lead and support over 200 athletes at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) grants the official designation of Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) and the status of Registered Coach to professionals in the field of coaching in Canada. Of the 87 coaches, 49 were granted a ChPC designation by the CAC, while the remaining 38 are Registered Coaches. The list consists of coaches from eight provinces and eight international countries.
As millions of Canadians prepare to celebrate the achievements and successes of Team Canada on the Olympic Games stage, it is important to recognize the commitment, passion, and skills of the incredibly talented coaches who support our Canadian athletes to reach their full potential in PyeongChang.
With 12 coaches on hand respectively, freestyle skiing and figure skating have the largest contingent by sport. Meanwhile Alpine Canada and Canada Snowboard each have 11 coaches as part of their teams. Canadian athletes and coaches will also compete in biathlon, bobsleigh, cross-country skiing, curling, hockey, luge, short track and long track speed skating, skeleton, and ski jumping.
Congratulations to all coaches nominated to Team Canada and thank you for everything you do to bring out the best in our athletes!
“It was incredible for me to represent my country as a player, and now to be able to do it as a coach is such a huge honour. This has been a really humbling experience and I’m excited about the challenge that lies ahead of us in PyeongChang.”
Laura Schuler, ChPC – Head Coach of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team and Hockey Canada NCCP Certified Coach
“Skating has always been my passion and I have always enjoyed being a part of the Canadian figure skating development. Being able to participate again means a lot to me because I will be there with two of my former students who are now coming as great coaches – Bruno Marcotte and Patrice Lauzon.”
Josée Picard, ChPC – Skate Canada NCCP Certified Coach
“Coaches play a vital role in making Canadians proud of our athletes’ accomplishments in PyeongChang. On behalf of the CAC, I want to thank them for their commitment to our athletes, to sport, and to our country.”
Lorraine Lafrenière - Chief Executive Officer, Coaching Association of Canada
“Coaches are essential to bringing out the best in our athletes, and we are fortunate to have among us some of the top in the world. These men and women devote their life and passion to provide the support needed for the athletes and podium success.”
Eric Myles – Executive Director, Sport, Canadian Olympic Committee
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