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 Murray, Head Coach
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 12 years. Scott has coached at 3 World Championship events including 2006 in Toronto. In addition to PDBC, Scott coached the Canadian National Senior A team in Hungary in 2013 and will resume coaching duties for Team Canada in 2015.
Alexandra (Alex) Hennig
Assistant Head Coach
Alex has already competed in 4 World Championships (Canada, Australia, Czech Republic & Tampa), one flatwater Canadian Championship (Sherbrooke), completed her level I & II coaching certification. Alex steered the Canadian National Premier Women’s team in Hungary in 2013 and will resume steering duties for the team in 2015.
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 two Canadian Championships as well as several regional dragon boat events. Andrew has approximately 20 years of paddling experience, has coached crews of all levels and has competed internationally. Andrew is currently the Head Coach of the Canadian National U24 team.
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 and continues to coach her high school team, Mary Ward C.S.S. from which she graduated in 2007. Katarina hopes to join the Canadian National Senior A team as their drummer in 2015.
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 hopes to compete with the Canadian Premier Open National team in 2015.