Volunteer as a Coach

Parasport programs in Nova Scotia cannot run without our valued coaches! New coaches don’t need to have a disability, or have played the sport before – many coaches come from backgrounds in similar sports (ex. Wheelchair Basketball from Basketball), or none at all. The most important thing is having the right attitude, and being open to learning about the sport and getting involved!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Parasport coach, contact the corresponding contact for each of the sports below. Unsure what sport or what capacity you want/can help out with, but still want to get involved? Contact parasport@sportnovascotia.ca to discuss options.

Click here for more info on coach requirements.


Kirsten Tibert – takepart@easterseals.ns.ca

Challenger Baseball

Randy Crouse – randy.crouse@hotmail.com


Darryl Osbourne – contactdmo@gmail.com


Kirsten Tibert – takepart@easterseals.ns.ca


Peter Parsons – parsons.pete@gmail.com

Para Archery

Ian Carew – icarew@sportnovascotia.ca

Para Athletics

Anitra Stevens – athletics@sportnovascotia.ca


ADCKC – Robin Thomsonrobin@adckc.ca

Maskwa – Dave Waters – Dave.Waters@modl.ca

Para Equestrian

Heather Myrernsef@sportnovascotia.ca

Para Rowing

Ian Carew – icarew@sportnovascotia.ca

Para Sailing

Halifax – Jay Everett – sailablens@gmail.com

Sydney – Northern Yacht Club – sailable@northernyachtclub.ca

Lunenburg – Scott Covey – sacovey1@gmail.com

Para Swimming

Swim NS – Bette El-Hawary – swimming@sportnovascotia.ca

AquaGO! – Faye Evans – nsasaquagocoordinator@gmail.com

Para Waterskiing

Krista Jensen – wswns.skiability@gmail.com

Wheelchair Basketball

Halifax – Cher Smith – nswheelchairbasketball@gmail.com

Valley – Steve Sampson – stevesampson@filsonite.com

Truro – Joel Goswell – jjgoswell@gmail.com

Wheelchair Tennis

Marijke Nel – mnel@sportnovascotia.ca

Alpine Skiing

Andrew Hayes – alpinens@sportnovascotia.ca

Blind Hockey

Jeff Stewart – nsblindhockey@gmail.com

Para Nordic

Lauren Muzak Ruff – lmuzakruff@sportnovascotia.ca

Para Hockey

Brad Taylor – btaylor@hockeynovascotia.ca

Para Snowboard

Andrew Hayes – alpinens@sportnovascotia.ca

Para Table Tennis

John MacPherson – johnsmacpherson@hotmail.com

Sitting Volleyball

Jason Trepanier – vns@sportnovascotia.ca

Wheelchair Curling

Laughie Rutt – curlingwheelchair@gmail.com