Coaches

Mark Granger

Role: National NextGen Athlete Development Officer
Hometown: Châteauguay, QC
Residence: Montreal, QC
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 1989

Mark Granger has been a National Team Coach for over 20 years. He acted as Team Leader for CKC’s team at the London 2012 Olympic Games before stepping into his coaching role in Paracanoe. He has coached the Men’s Kayak team out of the training centre in Montréal and continues to manage the Montréal training centre in addition to his Paracanoe role.

Mark will play a key role in raising the level of the Paracanoe program nationally as he prepares Canada’s team for a successful debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Mark’s national coaching experience dates back to his role as the head coach of the 1989 Junior World Championships. He was Quebec’s provincial team from 1985 to 1998 and he also taught physical education in Kahnawake, QC from 1992 to 1998. He has coached at numerous World Championships and is a five-time Olympic team coach.

Mark grew up in Châteauguay, QC and has played a key role in the revitalizing the Onake Canoe Club and increasing interest in the sport among Aboriginal youth.

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Frédéric Jobin

Role: Senior Coach, Men’s Kayak 200m
Hometown: Québec, Québec
Residence: Québec, Québec
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 2008

Fred Jobin has coached some of the top names in Canadian paddling, including Mark de Jonge,2012 Olympic bronze medallist and 2013 World silver medalist in K1 200. He coached Caroline Brunet between 2001 and 2004 during which time she won an Olympic bronze medal and five World Championship medals. He coached Maxime Boilard at the 2000 Olympic Games to a fourth place finish and has also coached Olympians Mylanie Barre, Richard Dober Jr., Steven Jorens, Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel.

Frédéric graduated from Laval University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Physical Activity. He further went on to complete a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Montreal.

He first started paddling at Lac Sergent in his youth and then made the decision to move into coaching. Frédéric was the head coach of Lac Beauport Canoe Club From 1989 to 2008 and has also coached the Under 23 National Men’s Kayak Team.

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Dave Robertson

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Jan Kruk

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Laszlo (Csom) Latorovszki

Role: Senior Coach, Men’s C2 1000m
Hometown: Vac, Hungary
Residence: Waverley, NS
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 1999

Originally from Hungary, Csom Latorovszki has been coaching for well over thirty years. As an athlete he competed as part of the Hungarian Junior and Senior National Teams during the 1970s.

He has been a major contributor to the Canadian CanoeKayak scene since 1991. As the former head coach of the Cheema Aquatic Club, Csom led the club to National burgee titles in 1994, 1995 and 1996.

Csom has coached at four Olympic Games four times and has been a personal coach to eight Olympians, including World Champion and medalist Karen Furneaux. Csom is a Level IV NCCP coach and is a coach educator and evaluator in CKC’s NCCP Competition Development Coach Program.

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Scott Oldershaw

Role: Senior Coach, Men’s C1 1000m
Hometown: Port Credit, ON
Residence: Burlington, ON
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 1989

Scott has been the coaching talent behind several outstanding success stories, including four-time Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden, his son Mark Oldershaw who won bronze in the London 2012 Olympic Games, and two time World Champion Mallorie Nicholson.

Scott’s coaching career spans more than two decades during which time he has coached at four Olympic Games, nine World Championships, and led the Burloak Canoe Club to four National burgee titles as head coach. He has coached all disciplines of the National Team, as well as development and provincial teams.

Scott competed for Canada in the 1984 Olympic Games and is one of five Olympians in the Oldershaw family.

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Robert Stott

Role: Women’s Canoe Coach & NextGen Ontario
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Residence: Toronto, ON
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 2008

Rob Stott was the co-founder and head coach of the Toronto Canoe Club and also coached at Burloak, Mississauga and Orenda. Rob has been involved in the sport and competed at various levels since his youth. He was head coach at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club from 1994-2007 and coached the Ontario Provincial Team in 2008. He coached the Pan Am Canoe Team in 2006 and the Junior World Team in 2007 before coming to his role as Junior Development Coach.

In 2010 he also took on the role of Men’s Canoe Development Coach and has been working to develop several emerging canoe athletes including National Team members Aaron Rublee and Ben Tardioli.

Rob is a NCCP Level 4 certified coach and a part of the Accelerated Coach Education program. Through the ACE program Rob went to the London 2012 Olympic Games to perform race analysis and to observe coaching at the most elite level.

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Michal Staniszewski

Role: National Slalom Head Coach
Hometown: Drzewica, Poland
Residence: Gatineau, QC
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 2001

Michal was born in Drzewica, Poland and was a member of the Polish slalom team for fifteen years. He was Junior World Champion in 1990, World Champion in 1995 and capped off his career by winning a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games in C2.

CanoeKayak Canada and the Ottawa River Runners brought Michal to Canada in 2001 and Michal made a quick transition into coaching after Sydney. He managed the National Development Program while also working as head coach for the Ottawa River Runners. He became the National Slalom Head Coach after the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Michal holds a diploma in Coaching / Instruction from the University School of Physical Education in Cracow, Poland and received his level 4 coach certification through the National Coaching Institute in Toronto.

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Chad Brooks

Role: National Team Coach, National Training Centre – Atlantic
Hometown: Lake Echo, NS
Residence: Halifax, NS
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 2013

Chad is a NCCP competition-certified coach. He was the head coach at Maskwa Aquatic Club from 2006 to 2013 and has been involved with several committees of CanoeKayak Canada and the ADCKC. Chad started out paddling with his family at Orenda Canoe Club where he captured several national titles and still holds a national best time in the Midget K1 6000 from 1996.

His role is to support the work of National Team coaches by coaching Senior Development Men’s Kayak athletes and to develop and implement effective talent development programs. Within the National Training Centre – Atlantic, Chad works alongside National Team, provincial and club coaches to coordinate coach and athlete development by providing services and support to local clubs in partnership with the Atlantic Division CanoeKayak Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.

Chad holds a business degree from the St. Mary’s University and spent time teaching English in China where he also learned some Mandarin.

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