Ozzie Sawicki, Coach

Ozzie Sawicki (Cochrane, Alta.) is a Canadian Chartered Professional Coach who has been involved from entry-level recreational sport delivery through to world-leading high performance sport at the national and international levels for over 25 years.

Sawicki was the head coach and program director of the Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team from 2000 to 2004, head coach of the Para Athletics program with Athletics Canada from 2009 to 2011 and performance advisor to the Canadian Para Equestrian Team at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

At the Salt Lake City Paralympic Games in 2002, Sawicki was head coach of the Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team which won 12 of the total 15 medals earned by Team Canada at those Games. Most recently, he was incredibly proud to serve as Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. In Sochi, Canada achieved its performance goal, placing third in the gold medal count -- with seven gold, two silver, and seven bronze.

Sawicki’s blending of an exceptional expertise in data methodologies, trend analysis and systems design, combined with an extensive knowledge of sport at the technical and strategic levels has created an area proficiency unique in sport and dedicated to ensuring evidence-based solutions.