Sail Canada Head Coach receives CAC Excellence Award

Published on November 7th, 2014

Ottawa, ONT (November 7, 2014) – The Coaching Association of Canada has announced the names of the 50 coaches honored with a Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award for 2014. These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at world championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games, and at the Special Olympics World Games.

Sail Canada is pleased to announce that High Performance Director and Head Coach Ken Dool will be among the 50 coaches being honored by the CAC for his work with the Canadian Sonar Team at the 2014 IFDS World Championships. The Canadian Sonar team, Paul Tingley, Scott Lutes & Logan Campbell sailed to a silver medal finish in Halifax, NS this summer securing country qualification for Rio 2016. “Ken taught us to commit to the process and the outcomes will follow,” Paul Tingley reflects. “His patience and passion drove our team forward and we are thrilled that he is being recognized for his efforts.”

“Every year, the Coaching Association of Canada is proud to recognize coaches and coach developers for the positive impact they have on sport in Canada,” stated Lorraine Lafrenière, CEO of the CAC. “These coaches demonstrate the values and core competencies of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and the positive impact that a coach’s passion, and dedication to the profession can have on an athlete in all aspects of their life. I’m proud to congratulate all of our 2014 Award Winners.”

“It is the hard work and dedication of Canadian coaches that helps in fuelling our athletes’ dreams on their way to the podium,” said Deborah Gullaher, Vice-President of Marketing, Suncor. “We are proud to celebrate your commitment, both to the athletes and to your sport. Congratulations to each of you.”

The Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards are being awarded at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, in Ottawa.

For a complete list of recognized coaches, visit

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