TORONTO — On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the full Canadian coach team for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games, featuring 170 coaches – the country’s largest ever coach team fielded in its multi-sport Games history.

The COC recognizes the paramount role that coaches play in the success of our athletes and in doing so, has made coach development the single most important priority investment for performance.

With TORONTO 2015 providing a “home Games” experience, as well as a number of qualification opportunities for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, these Games will offer a tremendous experience for Canada’s high performance athletes.

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QUOTES:

“This is Canada’s largest ever athlete delegation at a multi-sport Games and it is an honour to work alongside so many talented coaches as we take on the Americas here on home soil. We are ready because it is #NowOrNever.”

Peter Eriksson, Head Coach, Athletics

 

“Behind every great athlete is a great coach and I couldn’t be more proud of the outstanding coaching talent behind Canada’s largest-ever team of athletes to partake in a multi-sport Games. I wish all of our coaches and their athletes the best as they compete against the Americas here at home in Toronto.”

Lorraine Lafrenière, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching Association of Canada