Rick Ward - Shooting
Date of Birth: June 10, 1959
Birth Place: Middleton, NS
Residence: Kanata, ON
Rick Ward started working with the national team in 2004 as assistant coach for the pistol team and was inducted into the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. Ward took his first NCCP course in 1988 and has continued his coach education ever since.
Ward is a Level 4 Pistol Coach, has his International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) B License and a NCI Diploma. He has coached at Canada Games, World Cups, World Championships, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, where he coached Chris Trifonidis to a fourth-place finish.
Along with a Diploma in High Performance Coaching from the National Coaching Institute (Toronto), Ward holds a Diploma in Communications Technology from Ahuntsic College and a Certificate in Supervisory Studies from Loyalist College. His interests include shooting, coaching, and reading military history.
A member of the Canadian Forces, Master Warrant Officer Ward is the Support Squadron Sergeant Major of Canadian Forces Station Leitrim (Ottawa), and is responsible for leadership education and squadron manning, military dress/deportment, and discipline for over 90 technical staff in multiple locations across Canada.