High Quality Coaching Services
PDBC has assembled a quality coaching team designed to meet the individual needs of each athlete and the collective goals of their assigned crew. The coaching staff has a collective goal to promote club spirit and overall sport development. Together the coaching staff has an accumulation of over 60 years of paddling experience.
Scott founded the Pickering Dragon Boat Club in 2002. His many coaching experiences have allowed him to coach high school, corporate, community and sport based crews during the past 16 years. Scott has coached at 4 World Championship events including 2006 in Toronto. In addition to PDBC, Scott coached the Canadian National Senior A team in Hungary in 2013, Welland in 2015 and China in 2017. Leading the team to 3 consecutive titles as world champions.
Andrew (Muff) Milner
Andrew is a fully certified IDBF race official. He is recognized as one of the best and most experienced race official in Canada. He has officiated the past four Canadian Championships as well as several regional dragon boat events. Andrew has approximately 25 years of paddling experience in dragon boat and flatwater. As a coached he has lead crews of all levels and has competed internationally. Andrew was the Head Coach of the Canadian National U24 team in Hungary in 2013, Welland in 2015, and France in 2017.
Katarina (Kat) Sanchez
Katarina has competed in various World Championship events including Canada, Australia, China, and Italy as well as one flatwater Canadian Championship in Sherbrooke. She has completed her level I & II coaching certification. She continues to coach crews from high school team to senior C including Mary Ward C.S.S. from which she graduated in 2007. Katarina was the drummer for the Canadian National Senior A team in 2015 in Welland.
Jordan is the founder of the UGDBC dragon boat program at the University of Guelph. He successfully led PDBC’s U24 team to a National title at the Canadian Championships in 2014. Jordan has competed internationally with the Canadian U24 National team in Tampa and Hungary. He competed as a member of the Canadian Premier Open National team in 2015 in Welland.
Joining the team
Micheal (Mike) O’Reilly
Mike has a wealth of experience as a U24 National Team paddler in 2009 and coach in 2015. At the club level he has experience with PDBC, and Heat. Along with being the founder and head coach of the Humber bay Dragon Boat Club.
With more than 10 years of paddling experience Megan has competed for the Canadian National Team four times in Tampa (2011) for the U18 Team, Hungary (2013) and Welland (2015) for the U24 Team, and in China (2017) for the Premier Womens Team. Megan has been coaching for 4 years working with completive and recreational crews to achieve their dragon boat goals.