About

Dan Proulx,  Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC)

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Dan Proulx is the Head Coach of Canada’s National Mountain Bike Team (2009-Present). He is also coach to Olympic medalist and 2x World Champion Catharine Pendrel. He has coached at the past 3 Olympic Games (2016, 2012, 2008). Athletes under his guidance have won countless national and international medals. He has received the Coaches of Canada Excellence award three times (2011, 2014 and 2016).  He is known for his creative leadership style and innovative coaching techniques.

Coaching Experience

  • 3x Olympic team coach (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Head Coach of Canada’s National Mountain Bike Team (2009-Present)
  • Coach to Olympic Medalist and 2x World Champion, Catharine Pendrel
  • Coach to Olympians Wrubleski (2008), Plaxton (2012), Pendrel (2008, 2012, 2016)
  • Coach to World Cup wins by Pendrel in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016
  • Coach to UCI World Cup Series wins by Pendrel in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016
  • 2009 World Cyclocross Championships – Head Coach
  • 2008 Team Leader (Cycling) – Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-2009 Cycling BC Development Coach
  • 2008 Pan American Track Cycling Championships Coach
  • 2008 Sport Director for BC Summer Games Cycling event
  • Founder and Head Coach – Elitewave Sports Corporation, 2001-Present
  • Founder and Coach Olympic Oval National Cycling Center Junior Program, 1997-2001
  • Founder and Head Coach – Elitewave Penticton Training Camp – 1995 – Present
  • Founder and Head Coach – Triathletics Sport Club, Calgary, 1995
  • 1996 Junior Coach – World Triathlon Championships, Cancun, Mexico
  • Head Coach – University of Calgary Triathlon club 1990-1996
  • Junior Age Group Coach – Cascade Swim Club 1989-1994
  • Swim Coach, High River Otters 1986-1987

Education

  • University of Victoria – Graduate, Professional Teaching Program – Certified teacher
  • National Coaching Institute, Calgary – Diploma in High Performance Sport, NCCP 4
  • University of Calgary – B.A. Social Science, History

Awards

  • 3 time recipient of Coaches of Canada Excellence Award (2011, 2014, 2016)
  • General Motors Making Dreams Possible – High Performance Grant Recipient
  • Petro-Canada Olympic Torch Scholarship Fund Recipient
  • Petro-Canada FACE Coaching grant recipient
  • Master Learning Facilitator, National Coaching Certification Program

Other

  • 10x Ironman Triathlon finisher
  • Speaker, International Coaching Symposium, 2001 World Championships, Edmonton
  • Competed in 1995 Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, Nice France
  • Attended 1st International Coaching Symposium for Triathlon, 1995, Paris, France
  • Former provincial champion in swimming and triathlon

 

 

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