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With the 2021 Canada Summer Games under two years away, ROWONTARIO is seeking a head coach to lead the Ontario rowing contingent at the 14th edition of the quadrennial event.

The 2021 Canada Summer Games (CSG) will be held in the Niagara Region and will take place from Aug. 6-22, 2021. A total of 12 different municipalities within the Niagara region will play host to over 5000 athletes for 15 days of competition, friendship and celebrations.

The rowing events will take place in St. Catharines on the historic home of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, Martindale Pond. The CSG rowing competition is an under-21 event and to be eligible athletes must be born in 2001 or later. At the last edition of the CSG’s, hosted in Winnipeg, MB in 2017, Team Ontario consisted of 14 men, 14 women, two coxswains and five support staff.

Reporting to the High Performance Manager, the head coach will be responsible for leading, coordinating and coaching Ontario’s finest age eligible athletes in a manner consistent with ROWONTARIO’s Vision, Mission and Values. The Head Coach will have the opportunity to create an environment for success and performance and will play a role in the creation of the program from the ground up including selection of athletes and assistant coaches, training plans, training and racing opportunities. The Head Coach will lead Team Ontario at the 2021 Games and will work closely with the High Performance Manager and other ROWONTARIO Staff to deliver a Program of Excellence.

Position Title: Head Coach Team Ontario, 2021 Canada Summer Games
Position Advertising Date: November 13th, 2019
Application Deadline: November 29th, 2019 (Position will remain open until filled)
Position Length: January 2020 – August 2021 (20 months)
Pay Level: $20,000 Part time contract – less statutory deductions. While workload will vary from month to month, pay will be issued equally twice a month for the duration of the contract.

Requirements for applying:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• A brief description of your vision and plan for the delivery of the 2021 CSG program. Please speak specifically about your thoughts on Monitoring, Selection and Training/Centralization.

Full Job Description – Head Coach Team Ontario, 2021 Canada Summer Games

Please forward your cover letter and resume– in one document via email prior to November 29th, 2019 to Chris Marshall, High Performance Manager at chris@rowontario.ca.

The CSG’s are a major sporting event in Canada and serve as a steppingstone for rowers and all athletes towards representing Canada in sporting events on the international stage. Ontario athletes at previous CSG’s have been a dominate force and rowers specifically have played a large role in Team Ontario’s overall success at the Games. In 2017, Ontario led the overall medal standings with 210 medals (86 gold, 65 silver, 59 bronze) while Ontario rowers brought home a total of ten medals (7 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) in 14 total events. Their seven gold medals were the most in the nation.