Climbing Canada Escalade (CEC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Andrew Wilson has accepted the position of interim National Coach with the CEC.
The interim position will involve Andrew overseeing, together with the High Performance Director and the High Performance Committee, all aspects of the National Team Program. Andrew’s experience and results as a coach in Canada are well known to the climbing community and involve developing world class athletes such as Sean McColl, Alana Yip and Will Stanhope, just to name a few.
“ I am extremely happy that Andrew has accepted my invitation to fill the National Coach position. In order for me to be able to do my job effectively and efficiently, I needed someone in that role who has an extensive and proven track record of producing Podium athletes. Andrew’s success over many years has shown to me that he has the knowledge and skills the CEC needs at this critical juncture in our development. I have had the pleasure of knowing Andrew for many years and believe he is not only one of the best climbing coaches I have ever met, but also one of the best overall coaches I have ever seen in any sport” Jeff Thomson HP Director.
Andrew will begin his work with Jeff and the High Performance Committee immediately as they review all policies, procedures, rules and regulations that govern the High Performance program. In addition, he will begin to work immediately with the athletes personal coaches on training programs for all National team athletes.
With the addition of Andrew as National Coach, one of the key pieces in creating a solid platform from which to build a true High Performance program is now in place. The other critical pieces being a High Performance Director, High Performance Committee and Integrated Support Team (Sport Science and Medicine) which have all been formed and include tremendous experts in their fields.
Andrew will act as the interim coach up to and including the Open World Championships. Following the World Championships a review will take place and following that review the position of National Coach will be open to all applicants with a view to hiring a full time person.
Director, High Performance
Directeur, Haute Performance
Climbing Escalade Canada