Dan Proulx is the Head Coach of Canada’s National Mountain Bike Team (2009-Present).  He has coached at three Olympic Games. Athletes under his guidance have won countless national and international medals including Olympic and World Championship medals. He has received the Coaches of Canada Excellence award three times.  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 World Cup, World Championships, Pan Am Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic podium athletes
  • 2009 World Cyclocross Championships – Head Coach
  • 2008 Team Leader (all cycling disciplines) – Beijing Olympics
  • 2008-2009 Cycling BC Development Coach
  • 2008 Pan American Track Cycling Championships Coach
  • Founder and Head Coach – Elitewave Sports Corporation, 2001-Present
  • Founder and Coach Olympic Oval National Cycling Center Junior Program, 1997-2001
  • Coach – World Triathlon Championships, Cancun, Mexico, 1996
  • Founder and Head Coach – Triathletics Sport Club, Calgary, 1995
  • Head Coach – University of Calgary Triathlon club 1990-1996
  • Junior Age Group Coach – Cascade Swim Club 1988-1994
  • Swim Coach, High River Otters 1986-1987
  • Swim Coach, Special Olympics 1985-1986


  • 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


  • 3 time recipient of Coaches of Canada Excellence Award
  • 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
  • Phil Buckley Memorial Award – Team Leadership – Cascade Swim Club

Board of Directors

  • Canadian Sport Institute – Calgary
  • Alberta Bicycle Association
  • Alberta Triathlon Association


Celebrating Haley Smith’s Commonwealth Games bronze medal.



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