Rick Ward started working with the national team in 2004 as assistant coach for the pistol team and was inducted into the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. Ward took his first NCCP course in 1988 and has continued his coach education ever since.
Ward is a Level 4 Pistol Coach, has his International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) B Class Coach License and NCI Advanced Coaching Diploma. He has coached at Canada Games, World Cups, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. In Beijing, he coached Canadian Paralympian Chris Trifonidis to a fourth-place finish.
2008, 2012 Paralympic Games…
Diploma in High Performance Coaching from the National Coaching Institute (Toronto)... Diploma in Communications Technology from Ahuntsic College… Certificate in Supervisory Studies from Loyalist College. His interests include shooting, coaching, cars and military history.