Role: Men’s Kayak National Team Coach
Hometown: Québec, QC
Residence: Québec, QC
First year coaching the Canadian National Team: 2008
Clubs: Lac Beauport
Frédéric Jobin has coached some of the top names in Canadian paddling and has been an integral part of the Canadian national team coaching staff since 2008. He first started paddling at the Club de Canoë-Kayak du Lac Sergent, and later made the decision to move into coaching. Fred was Head Coach of the Club de Canoë-Kayak Lac Beauport from 1989 to 2008 and has also coached the U23 National Men’s Kayak Team.
Fred graduated from Université Laval with a Bachelor of Sciences in Kinesiology and went on further to complete a degree in Physiotherapy from the Université de Montréal.
Fred has received multiple Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Awards throughout his career, which recognize coaches whose athletes excel at World Championships, Olympic/Paralympics or Special Olympics. He coached 2014/2015 K-1 200m World Champion Mark de Jonge, as well as Olympic Bronze Medalist and 5-time World Champion Caroline Brunet between 2001 and 2004. Fred has also coached athletes at the 2000, 2004, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games including Maxime Boilard, Mylanie Barre, Richard Dober Jr., Steven Jorens, Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel.