Kevin Orr

Kevin Orr

 

Kevin Orr began his parasport career as an athlete, winning two bronze medals in athletics in the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games and four national championships in wheelchair basketball at the University of Illinois. In 1989, he began coaching wheelchair rugby and led his club team to five USQRA national championship titles and 10 straight finals appearances. After a tenure as the head coach of the USA wheelchair rugby team – where he was featured in the 2005 documentary “Murderball” – and a stint as a national athletics coach, he was recruited to coach the Canadian wheelchair rugby team.

Despite a disappointing fifth-place finish at the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships, Orr rallied the team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, where his team upset the number-one-ranked Americans in the semi-finals and eventually earned a silver medal.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Orr’s two career highlights have been his silver medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships. He is a recipient of a Fred Sington Trophy and the 2012 and 2014 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award.]

PERSONAL

Orr enjoys spending time with his wife and his two daughters, bass fishing and attending church.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships – silver London 2012 Paralympic Games – silver 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships – fifth Athens 2004 Paralympic Games – bronze (with Team USA) Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games – two bronze medals in the 800m and 5000m as an athlete