Coaches & Leadership Development


Award Recipients

The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards celebrates the dedication and commitment of exemplary individuals who inspire, innovate and share knowledge of sport with others. The Awards recognize the importance of leadership, performance and the value of human insight which are all integral to great coaching.

Aboriginal Impact Coach
 The “Aboriginal Impact” Award recognizes a coach who has made a significant impact by advancing the Aboriginal Sport system/community in Ontario. Over a sustained period of time they have demonstrated the value of physical, emotional and mental well-being of Aboriginal peoples of Ontario through physical activity and sport. Examples in this category include success in reaching out to and actively welcoming Aboriginal athletes to an existing team or sport program, introducing a new sport program to an Aboriginal community, or a coach who advocates for Aboriginal cultural and traditional practices in their coaching.

Join us in congratulating our various coaching awards over the years.

Aboriginal Impact Coach:
2017 Lacrosse, Pat Pembleton – Fort Erie

2016 Lacrosse, Kevin Sandy – Ohsweken


Good-to-Great Coach:

2016 Swimming, Laura McPhie


Everyone Matters Coach:

2015 Basketball, Gerry Benoit – Pikwakanagan