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Hydro One and the Coaching Association of Ontario announce the recipients of the 2022 Coaching Excellence Award

TORONTO, September 13, 2022 /CNW/ – In celebration of National Coaches Week, which takes place September 17-25Association of Coaches Ontario (OAC) and Hydro One are thrilled to present 10 coaches from across the province with the Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards. Each recipient will receive funds to purchase sporting goods from local Canadian retailers of their choice. Christian Hawnbaseball coach at Mississaugawill also receive the Hydro One Safe Play Award, selected for creating a safe, inclusive and fun environment for all athletes and participants.

“We are thrilled to recognize this year’s winners for their dedication and support for the development of athletes on and off the field of play. Community volunteerism will play a vital role as we continue to recover from the pandemic, and as As coaches, we can be leaders in creating safe, fun and positive spaces for young people to grow as athletes and leaders,” said COA Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Cross. “Congratulations and #ThanksCoach to all the recipients and for the impact you are having in your community.”

“Coaches are a crucial part of any community, volunteering their time to support young athletes as they learn and grow on and off the field,” said Jay Armitage, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Hydro One. “Hydro One is proud to support local coaches and their athletes as they return to in-person sports and safe play. Our partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario will help make returning to sport safe, fun and inclusive for everyone.”

The 10 recipients of the Excellence in Coaching Award were selected from the many nominations received each year by the OAC for each of their unique commitments to inspire, innovate and share sport knowledge with others. The awards recognize the importance of leadership, performance, and the value of human insight, all of which are integral to great coaching.

The 2022 Ontario Coaching Excellence Award winners are:

  • Larissa Byckalomountain volleyball club, Burlington
  • Kevin Bomberrythe lacrosse of the Hamilton Bengals, hamilton
  • Christian HawnMississauga South Baseball Association, MississaugaHydro One Safe Play Award
  • Aga Kurpaska, Mississauga Basketball Monarchs, Mississauga
  • Ahmed Shamiya, McMaster University, hamilton
  • Linda TraceyLoyalist College and Vocational Institute, kingston
  • Taryn TurnbullKingston Impact Basketball, Reverse
  • Shane VerbiskiSt. David’s Catholic Secondary School, petersburgAndy Higgins Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John Watkins, Durham College, Oshawa Vikings Rugby Club, OshawaSusan Kitchen Trailblazer Award
  • Greg WhiteJacob Hespeler Secondary School, Cambridge

“The OAC would like to thank the Government of Ontario and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for their continued investment in National Coaches Week, which allows us to recognize and support from Ontario most valuable volunteers: our coaches,” said Cross.

This year marks the 8th National Coaches Week, when Canadians say #ThankCoach for the role coaches play in creating safe communities and the positive impact they have on all participants. Ontario is home to over 150,000 active coaches in over 70 sports, many of whom volunteer their services. For more information on National Coaches Week across Ontariovisit

Through the OAC’s Safe Sport 101 partnership with Hydro One, 32 coaches from 20 communities across the province were also selected to receive the Community Return to Training Grant to help them return to sport safely after COVID-19. 19. The Safe Sport 101 partnership between OAC and Hydro One gives coaches the tools they need to make sport safe, fun and inclusive for everyone. For more information on Safe Sport 101 and the full list of Returning to the Coaching Community Grant recipients, visit

About the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAD)
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SOURCE Association of Coaches of Ontario

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