WSWC Coaches Awards

The Steve – Bush Coach of the Year, is awarded to recognize a coach working at the national level, who has contributed significantly to the development of their athletes or teams, or has contributed to program development for coaching. The above award is presented at the Annual General Meeting of WSWC. Recipients are selected from among the received nominations by WSWC.

In 2013 the award was re-named after long time coach, and Canadian coaching legend Steve Bush. The award recognizes those coaches that follow in Steve’s incredible footsteps and help develop the skills, passion, ethics and commitment of athletes in Canadian Towed Water Sports.

Nomination Criteria :

  • Demonstrates competence and intervention in coaching, by developing and improving the performance of athletes at the provincial, national, or international levels
  • Minimum fully certified Level 1 or ‘Learn To’ Instructor within the National Coaching Certification Program within the WSWC Coach Certification Program
  • Coaches; athlete development principles, fair play and sportsmanship
  • Exemplifies dedication to coaching by promoting coaching certification values

Meet our amazing Coaches.

  • 2022
    David Wassill
    Adaptive - Coach of the Year
  • 2020
    Cole Grant
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 2019
    Matt Rini
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 2016
    Jaret Llewellyn
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 2015
    Michael Lieffers
    - Coach of the Year
    Steve Bush
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 2014
    Cole Grant
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 2013
    David Wassill
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2012
    Ryan Bush
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2011
    Jay Poole
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2010
    Sarah Moore
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2009
    Matt Rini
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
    Steve Bush
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 2008
    Michael Lieffers
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2007
    Pat Messner
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2006
    Pat Messner
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2005
    Richard Gray
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2004
    Matt Rini
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 2003
    Benoit Allard
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2002
    Mass Gosse
    - Coach of the Year
  • 2001
    Matt Rini
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 2000
    Benoit Allard
    - Coach of the Year
  • 1999
    Jeff McClintock
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 1998
    Jeff McClintock
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 1997
    Troy Perras
    - Coach of the Year
  • 1996
    Jeff McClintock
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 1994
    Steve Bush
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 1993
    John McCammon
    - Coach of the Year
  • 1992
    John McCammon
    - Coach of the Year
  • 1991
    Joel McClintock
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 1989
    Jennifer Chrystman
    - Coach of the Year
  • 1988
    Pierre Plouffe
    Waterski - Coach of the Year
  • 1987
    Marlene Graham
    - Coach of the Year