For Immediate Release: Patrick Côté named Wheelchair Rugby Interim Head Coach

(Ottawa, ON – Nov. 1) The Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association announced today that Patrick Côté has been named as the interim head coach of the wheelchair rugby national team. An interim assistant coach will be appointed in December.

“Patrick Côté has exceptional skills and we are very fortunate to have him assuming the role of head coach at this time,” said CWSA CEO Catherine Cadieux.

Côté began with Team Canada in 2009 and was the technical program manager for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. His ability to use statistics to create evidence-based strategies is considered unparalleled in the sport, and he is respected throughout the wheelchair rugby community for his technical understanding of wheelchair rugby.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have a new head coach with Patrick Côté’s expertise and commitment to a culture of excellence,” said High Performance Director Andy Van Neutegem.

Both interim coaches will serve until March 31, 2017. A call for applications for both positions will be posted on Jan. 31st, 2017.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Arley Cruthers
Communications Manager
Wheelchair Rugby Canada
Cell: 778-788-9091
Email: arley@cwsa.ca