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Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards

Petro-Canada recognizes coaches whose athletes have won medals in open world championships, at an Olympic Games, at a Special Olympics World Games, or at a Paralympic Games.

Recipients of this award are honoured at the annual Sport Leadership Awards Dinner.


Summary of Criteria

  • Coaches whose Canadian athletes or teams win gold, silver, or bronze medals while competing in an Open World Championship, the Olympic Games, the Special Olympics World Games, or the Paralympic Games are eligible for this award. (A minimum of 8 countries must have competed in the preliminary round of competition at Open World Championships, the Olympic Games, or the Paralympics Games and have been eligible for a medal. A minimum of 6 countries must have competed in the preliminary round of competition at Special Olympics World Games and have been eligible for a medal.)

    NOTE: Age group World Championships, Junior World Championships, and World Cups ARE NOT qualifying events.

  • Only coaches of athletes/teams in a recognized NCCP sport are eligible.
  • To qualify for an award, a coach must:
    • be NCCP Level 3 certified
      (NOTE: Special Olympics coaches must be NCCP Level 2 certified);
    • be a Canadian citizen, a Canadian resident, or a landed immigrant who contributes to the Canadian sport system...

For the full criteria and nomination form, click here.


Recipients

Recipients of the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award are some of Canada’s most outstanding national team coaches. These coaches have dedicated their time and efforts to ensuring that athletes reach their potential on the international stage.

CAC and Petro-Canada are pleased to recognize the contributions of these outstanding coaches.

 

2007 Award Recipients  
Shelley Barnett: Figure Skating Randy Bennett: Swimming
Laryssa Biesenthal: Rowing Steve Bush: Water Skiing
Derrick Campbell: Speed Skating - Short Track Scott Cranham: Diving
Melody Davidson: Hockey Mario Delisle: Boccia
Allison Dobb: Rowing Stephen Fearing: Freestyle Skiing
Martin Gagné: Speed Skating Dominic Gauthier: Freestyle Skiing
Wynn Gmitroski: Athletics Tom Johnson: Swimming
Rob Kober: Freestyle Skiing Paul Kristofic: Alpine Skiing
Marcel Lacroix: Speed Skating Michel Larouche: Diving
Yi Hua Li: Diving Neal Marshall: Speed Skating
Daniel Murphy: Freestyle Skiing Andy Murray: Ice Hockey
Scott Oldershaw: Canoe/Kayak Carol-Angela Orchard: Artistic Gymnastics
Gerry Richard: Curling Tony Smith: Artistic Gymnastics
Mike Spracklen: Rowing Scott Taylor: Curling
Anne-Renée Thibault: Rowing Xiuli Wang: Speed Skating
   
2006 Award Recipients  
Justin Abdou: Wrestling Lee Barkell: Figure Skating
Ron Brown: Racquetball Tamas Buday: Canoe/Kayak
Liang Cheng: Artistic Gymnastics Leslie Clarke: Alpine Skiing
Murray Cluff: Freestyle Skiing Melody Davidson: Hockey
Janice Dawson: Goalball Tanya Dubnicoff: Cycling
Ray Elrick: Athletics - Paralympic Peter Eriksson: Athletics - Paralympic
Tim Frick: Wheelchair Basketball Martin Gagné: Speed Skating
Michel Gagnon: Racquetball Mark Granger: Kayak
Arno Hoogveld: Speed Skating Benoît Labrecque: Wheelchair Rugby
Marcel Lacroix: Speed Skating Jean Laroche: Athletics - Paralympic
Laszlo Latorovszki: Kayak Michel LeBlanc: Cycling
Neal Marshall: Speed Skating Toby McDonald: Curling
Daryl Nixon: Curling Pierre Pomerleau: Athletics - Paralympic
Joe Rea: Wheelchair Curling Gerry Richard: Curling
Teresa Schlachter: Skeleton Jeff Snyder: Sledge Hockey
Mike Spracklen: Rowing Michel St-Onge: Curling
Karen Styrchak: Rowing – Adaptive Guy Thibault: Speed Skating
Tom Thomson: Visually Impaired Judo Eric Van Den Eynde: Cycling
Xiuli Wang: Speed Skating Kaspar Wirz: Alpine skiing - Paralympic
Dave Wood: Cross Country Skiing Victor Zilberman: Wrestling
   
2005 Award Recipients  
Lee Barkell: Figure Skating Cory Beatt: Swimming
Jan Bidrman: Swimming Rémi Bizier: Boxing
Steve Bush: Water Skiing Marty Calder: Wrestling
Howard Campbell: Rowing Josh Canty: Boxing
Dennis Capicik: Freestyle Skiing Lois Chamberlin: Speed Skating - Special Olympics
Murray Cluff: Freestyle Skiing Melody Davidson: Hockey
Gerd Grimme: Bobsleigh Marc Habscheid: Hockey
César Henderson: Diving Sean Ireland: Speed Skating
Mike Jones: Wrestling Rob Kober: Freestyle Skiing
Michel Larouche: Diving Laszlo Latorovszki: Kayak
Brett Macauley: Trampoline Neal Marshall: Speed Skating
Benoit Martel: Boxing Patrick Oaten: Water Polo
Scott Oldershaw: Canoe Ian Pavlik: Alpine Skiing - Special Olympics
Dave Ross: Trampoline Teresa Schlachter: Skeleton
Charlie Stewart: Boxing Guy Thibault: Speed Skating
Kevin Tyler: Athletics Xiuli Wang: Speed Skating
Joyce Wityshyn: Cross Country Skiing - Special Olympics Dave Wood: Cross Country Skiing
Victor Zilberman: Wrestling
   
2004 Award Recipients  
Mike Babcock: Hockey Ken Bagnell: Curling
Peter Bradstreet: Swimming - Paralympic Marty Calder: Wrestling
Howard Campbell: Rowing Andrew Craven: Swimming - Paralympic
Marc Desjardins: Athletics - Paralympic Ken Dool: Sailing
Ray Elrick: Athletics - Paralympic Peter Eriksson: Athletics - Paralympic
Tim Frick: Wheelchair Basketball Martin Goulet: Athletics
Gerd Grimme: Bobsleigh César Henderson: Diving
Shawn Holman: Speed Skating Karen Hughes: Hockey
Sean Ireland: Speed Skating Ron Jacks: Athletics - Paralympic
Frédéric Jobin: Canoe Jean Laroche: Athletics - Paralympic
Michel Larouche: Diving Michel LeBlanc: Cycling
Benoît Lebrun: Swimming - Paralympic Kelly Manjak: Gymnastics
Neal Marshall: Speed Skating Craig McCord: Swimming - Paralympic
Patrick Newman: Rowing Scott Oldershaw: Canoe
Terry Paul: Rowing Rusty Pierce: Trampoline
Pierre Pomerleau: Athletics - Paralympic Dave Ross: Trampoline
Ozzie Sawicki: Alpine Ski - Paralympic Teresa Schlachter: Skeleton
Scott Shelestynsky: Swimming - Paralympic Mike Spracklen: Rowing
Don Steen: Athletics - Paralympic Guy Thibault: Speed Skating
Herb Torrance: Boccia Eric Van Den Eynde: Cycling
Xiuli Wang: Speed Skating
   
2003 Award Recipients  
Ken Bagnell: Curling Steve Bush: Water Skiing
Dennis Capicik: Freestyle Skiing Andrew Craven: Swimming - Paralympic
Gerd Grimme: Bobsleigh Todd Hinds: Wrestling
Shawn Holman: Speed Skating Bill Humby: Swimming
Piotr Jelen: Alpine Ski Frédéric Jobin: Canoe
Yury Kashirin: Cycling Michel Larouche: Diving
Benoît Lebrun: Swimming - Paralympic Grandmaster Chong Soo Lee: Taekwondo
Byron MacDonald: Swimming Kelly Manjak: Gymnastics
Neal Marshall: Speed Skating Patrick Newman: Rowing
Scott Oldershaw: Canoe Shaun Pearce: Canoe
Teresa Schlachter: Skeleton Derrick Schoof: Swimming
Réjean Sergerie: Taekwondo Mark Sharp: Alpine Skiing
Mike Spracklen: Rowing Don Steen: Athletics - Paralympic
Julie Steggall: Freestyle Skiing Guy Thibault: Speed Skating
Benoît Venne: Figure Skating Xiuli Wang: Speed Skating
   
2002 Award Recipients  
Ron Brown: Racquetball Tamas Buday: Canoe/Kayak
Steve Bush: Water Skiing Cathy Dalton: Synchronized Figure Skating
Yvon DeBlois: Speed Skating Tim Frick: Wheelchair Basketball
Gene Friesen: Curling Michel Gagnon: Racquetball
Tony Hall: Canoe/Kayak Sean Ireland: Speed Skating
Frédéric Jobin: Canoe Mike Jones: Wrestling
Yury Kashirin: Cycling Laszlo Latorovszki: Kayak
Moira (D'Andrea) Marshall: Speed Skating Al Morrow: Rowing
Jules Owchar: Curling Terry Paul: Rowing
Danièle Sauvageau: Hockey Ozzie Sawicki: Alpine Ski - Paralympic
Mike Spracklen: Rowing Jan Ullmark: Figure Skating
Leigh Vierling: Wrestling Xiuli Wang: Speed Skating
Kaspar Wirz: Alpine skiing - Paralympic Dave Wood: Cross Country Skiing
Victor Zilberman: Wrestling
   
2001 Award Recipients  
Daniel Berthelette: Water Polo Sheilagh Croxon: Synchronized Swimming
Yvon DeBlois: Speed Skating Richard Gauthier: Figure Skating
Sean Ireland: Speed Skating Michel Larouche: Diving
Laszlo Latorovszki: Kayak Ruth MacInnes: Speed Skating
Moira (D'Andrea) Marshall: Speed Skating Al Morrow: Rowing
Elizabeth Roman: Figure Skating Danièle Sauvageau: Hockey
Guy Thibault: Speed Skating Joyce Wityshyn: Cross Country Skiing - Special Olympics
   
2000 Award Recipients  
Michel Bérubé: Swimming Jan Bidrman: Swimming
Louis Cayer: Tennis Sheilagh Croxon: Synchronized Swimming
Elaine Dagg-Jackson: Curling Cathy Dalton: Synchronized Figure Skating
Herb de Bray: Swimming Ken Dool: Sailing
Guy Dorion: Swimming Peter Eriksson: Athletics - Paralympic
Michel Gagnon: Racquetball Les Gramantik: Athletics
Tony Hall: Canoe/Kayak Renée Hock: Judo
Yi Hua Li: Diving Kurt Innes: Cycling
Sean Ireland: Speed Skating Yury Kashirin: Cycling
Jean Laroche: Athletics - Paralympic Michel Larouche: Diving
Dave MacKay: Wrestling Tine Moberg-Parker: Sailing
Al Morrow: Rowing Hiroshi Nakamura: Judo
Mitch Ostberg: Wrestling Bill O'Toole: Swimming
Bill Perkins: Trampoline Dave Ross: Trampoline
Guy Thibault: Speed Skating Leigh Vierling: Wrestling
Lance Watson: Triathlon Joo Won Kang: Taekwondo
   
1999 Award Recipients  
Jan Bidrman: Swimming Cathy Dalton: Synchronized Figure Skating
Yvon DeBlois: Speed Skating Ken Dool: Sailing
Sean Ireland: Speed Skating Tom Johnson: Swimming
Laszlo Latorovszki: Kayak Robert Moore: Wrestling
Al Morrow: Rowing Danièle Sauvageau: Hockey
Nancy Storrs: Rowing Guy Thibault: Speed Skating
Leigh Vierling: Wrestling
   
1998 Award Recipients  
Derrick Auch: Speed Skating Sean Baker: Swimming
Jan Bidrman: Swimming Faye Blackwood: Athletics - Paralympic
Ron Brown: Racquetball Tamas Buday: Canoe/Kayak
Marcel Dubois: Shooting Peter Eriksson: Athletics - Paralympic
Anita Ford: Curling Csaba Giczy: Kayak
Natalie Grenier: Speed Skating Dean Henze: Swimming
Darryl Horne: Curling Kurt Innes: Cycling
Tom Johnson: Swimming Robert Kierstead: Shooting
Marcel Lacroix: Speed Skating Jean Laroche: Athletics - Paralympic
Laszlo Latorovszki: Kayak Doug Leigh: Figure Skating
Louise Martin: Shooting Shannon Miller: Hockey
Al Morrow: Rowing Carol Mulholland: Racquetball
Ingrid Paul: Speed Skating Robert Tremblay: Speed Skating
Jack Walters: Speed Skating Leroy Washburn: Athletics - Paralympics
Victor Zilberman: Wrestling
   
1997 Award Recipients  
Nick Bass: Freestyle Skiing Steve Desovich: Freestyle Skiing
Natalie Grenier: Speed Skating Peter Judge: Freestyle Skiing
Marcel Lacroix: Speed Skating Doug Leigh: Figure Skating
Andy McInnis: Athletics Mitch Ostberg: Wrestling
Ingrid Paul: Speed Skating Gaye Stratten: Swimming
Robert Tremblay: Speed Skating
   
1996 Award Recipients  
Katie Burke: Rowing Yvon DeBlois: Speed Skating
Donald Dion: Diving Peter Eriksson: Athletics - Paralympic
Tim Frick: Wheelchair Basketball Mary Gellard: Curling
Wayne Gordon: Boxing Bill Greenlaw: Swimming
Natalie Grenier: Speed Skating Hernan Humana: Beach Volleyball
Tom Johnson: Swimming Yury Kashirin: Cycling
Molly Killingbeck: Athletics Marcel Lacroix: Speed Skating
Andy McInnis: Athletics Al Morrow: Rowing
Hiroshi Nakamura: Judo Volker Nolte: Rowing
Mitch Ostberg: Wrestling Michel Portmann: Athletics
Brian Richardson: Rowing Julie Sauvé: Synchronized Swimming
Deryk Snelling: Swimming Claude St-Jean: Swimming
Eric Van Den Eynde: Cycling Leigh Vierling: Wrestling
Jack Walters: Speed Skating Victor Zilberman: Wrestling
   
1995 Award Recipients  
Mark Bottrill: Swimming Michelle Calkins: Synchronized Swimming
Tom Clasper: Curling John Craig: Sailing
Steve Desovich: Freestyle Skiing Ken Dool: Sailing
Peter Eriksson: Athletics - Paralympic Tim Frick: Wheelchair Basketball
Les Gramantik: Athletics Bill Greenlaw: Swimming
Tony Hall: Canoe/Kayak Ron Jacks: Athletics - Paralympic
Yury Kashirin: Cycling Jean Laroche: Athletics - Paralympic
Michel Larouche: Diving Doug Leigh: Figure Skating
Neil MacAskill: Kayak Al Morrow: Rowing
Mike Murray: Athletics Yves Nadeau: Speed Skating
Gary Ness: Racquetball Mitch Ostberg: Wrestling
Michel Portmann: Athletics Brian Richardson: Rowing
Robert Tremblay: Speed Skating Jack Walters: Speed Skating
Victor Zilberman: Wrestling
   
1994 Award Recipients  
Andrew Barron: Speed Skating Steve Desovich: Freestyle Skiing
Peter Dunfield: Figure Skating Eric Gillies: Figure Skating
Peter Judge: Freestyle Skiing George Kingston: Hockey
Doug Leigh: Figure Skating Louise Martin: Shooting
Yves Nadeau: Speed Skating Hiroshi Nakamura: Judo
Josée Picard: Figure Skating Daniel Robitaille: Weightlifting
David Thomas: Sailing Glenn Thomsen: Alpine Skiing
Jack Walters: Speed Skating
   
1993 Award Recipients  
Tamas Buday: Canoe/Kayak Steve Bush: Water Skiing
Richard Crawley: Rowing Desmond Dickie: Cycling
Ken Dool: Sailing Peter Eriksson: Athletics - Paralympic
Tim Frick: Wheelchair Basketball Stephen Fultz: Swimming - Paralympic
Eric Gillies: Figure Skating Bill Greenlaw: Swimming
Tony Hall: Canoe/Kayak Mike Jones: Wrestling
Peter Judge: Freestyle Skiing Jean Laroche: Athletics - Paralympic
Doug Leigh: Figure Skating Don Lyon: Alpine Skiing
Neil MacAskill: Kayak Joel McClintock: Water Skiing
Kevin McDermott: Boxing Jim Miller: Wrestling
Mike Murray: Athletics Yves Nadeau: Speed Skating
Gerry Neufeld: Swimming - Paralympic Ingrid Paul: Speed Skating
Josée Picard: Figure Skating Brian Richardson: Rowing
Louis Stong: Figure Skating
   
1992 Award Recipients  
Terry Baytor: Softball Arnie Boehm: Boxing
John Craig: Sailing Desmond Dickie: Cycling
Eric Gillies: Figure Skating Wynn Gmitroski: Athletics
Michael Jiranek: Figure Skating Mike Jones: Wrestling
Dave King: Hockey Doug Leigh: Figure Skating
Don Lyon: Alpine Skiing Byron MacDonald: Swimming
Colin MacPhail: Boxing Jim Miller: Wrestling
Al Morrow: Rowing Yves Nadeau: Speed Skating
Hiroshi Nakamura: Judo Gary Ness: Racquetball
Josée Picard: Figure Skating Mike Pliuskaitis: Swimming
Julie Sauvé: Synchronized Swimming Deryk Snelling: Swimming
Mike Spracklen: Rowing Nancy Storrs: Rowing
   
1991 Award Recipients  
Daniel Berthelette: Water Polo Steve Bush: Water Skiing
Eric Gillies: Figure Skating Pat Healy: Sailing
Andy Higgins: Decathlon Michael Jiranek: Figure Skating
Peter Judge: Freestyle Skiing Imre Kemecsey: Canoe
Joel McClintock: Water Skiing Debbie Muir: Synchronized Swimming
Yves Nadeau: Speed Skating Josée Picard: Figure Skating
Biz Price: Synchronized Swimming Julie Sauvé: Synchronized Swimming
Deryk Snelling: Swimming Mike Spracklen: Rowing
Nancy Storrs: Rowing Karen Strong: Cycling
   
1990 Award Recipients  
Yvon DeBlois: Speed Skating Desmond Dickie: Cycling
George Donatelli: Speed Skating Tim Frick: Wheelchair Basketball
Eric Gillies: Figure Skating Pat Healy: Sailing
Paul Hortie: Boxing Michael Jiranek: Figure Skating
Yves Nadeau: Speed Skating Gary Ness: Racquetball
   
1989 Award Recipients  
Tamas Buday: Canoe/Kayak John Cannon: Athletics
Doug Clement: Athletics John Craig: Sailing
Yvon DeBlois: Speed Skating Michael Jiranek: Figure Skating
Peter Judge: Freestyle Skiing Jean Laroche: Athletics - Paralympic
Kerry Leitch: Figure Skating Don Lyon: Alpine Skiing
Randy Makarenko: Swimming - Paralympic Joel McClintock: Water Skiing
Jim Miller: Wrestling Yves Nadeau: Speed Skating
   
1988 Award Recipients  
Clifford Barry: Swimming Paul Bergen: Swimming
Mike Blondal: Swimming - Paralympic John Briscoe: Figure Skating
Currie Chapman: Alpine Skiing Anthony Clegg: Athletics - Paralympic
Phil DeLeeuw: Swimming - Paralympic Marc Desjardins: Athletics - Paralympic
Bishop Dolegiewicz: Athletics - Paralympic Barb Doran: Athletics - Paralympic
Peter Dunfield: Figure Skating Tim Frick: Wheelchair Basketball
Ruth Gerein: Athletics - Paralympic Taylor Gordon: Boxing
Larry Green: Racquetball Pat Healy: Sailing
Jan Henderson: Swimming - Paralympic University of Toronto High Performance Centre: Athletics
Jean Laroche: Athletics - Paralympic Doug Leigh: Figure Skating
Paul Meronen: Swimming Debbie Muir: Synchronized Swimming
Masaaki Naosaki: Gymnastics Ron Pawlowski: Racquetball
Carrie Riddle: Swimming - Paralympic John Ritchie: Athletics - Paralympic
Donald Royer: Athletics - Paralympic Gabor Simonyi: Athletics - Paralympic
Deryk Snelling: Swimming Marijane Stong: Figure Skating
Wilf Strom: Swimming - Paralympic Adrian Teodorescu: Boxing
David Thomas: Sailing Ron Thompson: Athletics - Paralympic
Marilyn Wells: Cycling - Paralympic Doug Wilton: Athletics - Paralympic
   
1987 Award Recipients  
John Briscoe: Figure Skating Steve Bush: Water Skiing
Herb de Bray: Swimming John Fitzgerald: Athletics
Brent Foster: Basketball Charlie Francis: Athletics
Ruth Gerein: Athletics - Paralympic Doug Leigh: Figure Skating
Fred Loek: Rowing Richard Moffat: Athletics
Jack Nicholson: Rowing Adele Rogers: Athletics
Marijane Stong: Figure Skating Ron Thompson: Athletics - Paralympic
   
1986 Award Recipients  
Russ Anber: Boxing Clifford Barry: Swimming
Paul Bergen: Swimming Mike Blondal: Swimming - Paralympic
Yvan Bolduc: Wheelchair Sports Ron Campbell: Amputee Sports
Julie Dupuis: Synchronized Swimming Bernard Ford: Figure Skating
Charlie Francis: Athletics Drew Harrison: Rowing
Pat Healy: Sailing Wayne Hussey: Basketball
Anna Jacobson: Disabled Skiing Vic Kinsella: Archery
Kerry Leitch: Figure Skating Fred Loek: Rowing
Debbie Muir: Synchronized Swimming Jack Nicholson: Rowing
Monique Parent: Racquetball Ron Pawlowski: Racquetball
Louis Silveira: Blind Sports Kim Strachan: Synchronized Swimming
Martin Tenhove: Sailing Jeno Tihanyi: Swimming
Marina van der Merwe: Field Hockey John Weir: Equestrian
Bruce Wilkins: Shooting Victor Zilberman: Wrestling
   

 

 




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