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COACHES WEEK 2019: MARK FAWCETT - SPEED TECHNICAL COACH

September 29, 2019

Mark Fawcett, former Olympian and all around snowboard legend, continues to push Canadian snowboarding to the next level. Mark is a veteran coach with a deep understanding of snowboarding and has been involved in all of our speed based programs in one way or another during his tenure with Canada Snowboard. Going into his second season as our Speed Technical coach across all three speed disciplines (Alpine, SBX and Para), Mark is focused on finding the unique and often subtle difference makers that keep our speed based programs consistently performing on the world stage. Mark brings the stoke in absolutely everything he does, leads by example and is always getting those around him fired up for the task at hand. We are grateful to continue to have Mark involved, he is a massive asset to our various teams and Canada Snowboard.
Kim Krahulec - High Performance Speed Manager


We caught Mark for a quick interview! 

Name: Mark Fawcett

Position: Technical Coaching Consultant Speed Teams 

Years Coaching with Canada Snowboard: 14

Career Highlights: 
As an Athlete:
14 WC Victories, 40 WC podiums, 3 US open titles , 2nd overall World Cup '92, Two time Canadian Olympic Snowboard team member ('98 & '02). 1st pro masters Mt Baker Banked SL 2011 & 2012

Coaching:
Alpine Snowboard team:  Gold at 2010 Olympic games Men's PGS,  30 WC podiums and 2 WCH podiums ( Gold and Bronze ) from 2006 - 2010.  
 
Para Snowboard team 2014 - 2018:  
2 X games podiums , 1 WCH podium , 9 WC podiums, 2nd largest snowboard team at 2018 Paragames

Memorable Coaching Moments:
Jasey wins 2010 Olympics , Matt Morison wins his 1st World Cup at age 18 breaking the years long Swiss dominance. Alex Massie's X games podiums.  

What are you looking forward to most this season: Hosting World Cups at home in Canada !!

Favourite Resort / Run: "Serwa" at Big White

Thanks Mark and good luck this season!

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