Coach Profiles

Zak Mahmoudi – Head Coach

544473_181419701988304_1122947431_nPersonal Competitive Experience:

  • 1994-2004 Active competitor at national and international levels in Canoe Sprint with the Tunisian Canoe Kayak Team
  • 1997-2004 National Team Canoe Sprint Athlete – Tunisian Canoe Kayak Team

Coaching and Professional Experience:

  • Canada:
    • Greater Edmonton Racing Canoe Kayak Provincial Coach 2015-present
    • Head Coach Manitoba Paddling Association Canoe Sprint & Dragon boat 2011-2013
    • Lecturer Canoe Kayak Canada National Coaches Conference – Ottawa 2010
    • Participated as Head Coach at the:
      • Canoe Kayak Canadian Nationals: 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011
      • Canada Summer Games –Sherbrook 2013
      • Western Canada Summer Games – Fort Mac Murray 2015
  • International Career:
    • 2012 Olympic Games in London: Coach and manager of the Tunisian Canoe Kayak team (achieved Top 12 in B-Final in K-1 1000m )
    • ICF world cups 2011, 2012, 2013 (achieved 1 silver and 2 bronze medals )
    • ICF world championships 2008 – 2013 (achieved A-Final 5th place)
    • High performance coach of the Tunisian Canoe Kayak team 2005-2010
    • Conducted international high performance training camps for developing countries 2005-2011
    • International Canoe Federation(ICF) Official and Event Technical Delegate 2004-2014
    • 2012 ICF Dragon Boat World Championships Italy – Manitoba Team – 9 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze
    • 2011 World Dragon Boat Championships Toronto – Manitoba team – 1 gold, 3 silvers and 7 bronzes.
    • Lecturer and advisor to the Sport University of Tunis, and the Sport Physiology and Medicine Center in Tunis 2008-2011
    • 2005-2011 – several international and continental championships in Europe and Africa – Tunisian Canoe Kayak team

Qualifications:

  • NCCP Level 3 coach
  • International Canoe Federation Level 3 degrees “Master Coach”
  • Masters Degree in Sport Management and Entrepreneurship in Paris ( in progress)
  • Physical Education degree University of Tunis
  • Physical Education Teacher in Montreal
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR certification
  • Fluent in English and French