Mike Mondin completed his fourth season as head coach of Canada’s national sledge hockey team guiding his troops to the bronze medal at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi. He also coached Canada to the world title in 2013 and gold medals at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in 2013 and 2011.
Mondin replaced Jeff Snyder, who spent six seasons as head coach of Canada’s National Sledge Team, leading the team to gold medals at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games and 2008 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship. Mondin was an assistant coach to Snyder from 2008 to 2010, contributing to the team’s world title in 2008 and to Canada’s 2010 Paralympic Games team coaching staff.
Mondin joined the national sledge program as an experienced coach in stand-up hockey. He was an assistant coach with the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters from 1996 to 1999 and 2000 to 2006. Other head coach assignments include Team B.C. at the Canada Winter Games and World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in 1999. In that busy year he was named B.C.’s Hockey Coach of the Year.
Head coach 2014 Paralympic Games… World champion in 2013 and 2008.
FAMILY: Married to Cheryl… they have three children.
GETTING INTO THE SPORT: Joined national sledge hockey team in 2008…
ODDS AND ENDS: Earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia in 1981… Earned a Masters in Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University in 1993… Has been a teacher since 1981.