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    • Coaches for FISU 2015 Universiade in Strbske Pleso, Slovakia announced

      May 21, 2014

      David Battison, who will be the head coach, has a 20 year history of coaching skiers in Ontario with Laurentian Nordic Ski club and Laurentian University ski teams, in Alberta with Rocky Mountain Racers, and currently is the head coach with Strathcona Nordics on Vancouver island. He has extensive international experience as assistant coach and wax technician in the past decade at World Junior Championships in Europe and acted as the head coach for the Universiade in Harbin, China in 2009 and Trentino, Italy in 2013. He is highly regarded on the national scene, and with his vast international experience, will be an invaluable addition to the Universiade coaching staff.

      Katja Mathys, as the assistant coach and wax technician, currently is the Cross Country Ontario Coaching Development Coordinator. She also has coached both the Highland Trailblazers and Georgian Nordic skiers. Her international background should prove to be an asset as the Canadian University skiers return to Europe.

      Team leader for the Cross Country Team at the University Games is Mary Waddell – a veteran of five world university games in Tarvisio and Torino - Italy, Harbin - China , Erzurum- Turkey and Trentino - Italy in 2013.