Certified Triathlon Competition Coach
Triathlon Ontario, NCCP #1121310
Devoting the majority of his youth to competitive sports including hockey, soccer, and judo, Cory discovered endurance events as a teenager. Throughout his high school and university career, he trained and competed as a cross country and track & field athlete in Nova Scotia, while frequently helping instruct youth and junior programs at his local athletics club. After struggling with stress fractures and injury in 2012, Cory discovered triathlon and was instantly captivated by the diverse training and unique racing format.
After moving to Ottawa, Cory began the process of obtaining his triathlon coaching certification in 2014, through the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP). As part of his coach training, he began working with the Bytown Storm Triathlon Club under the mentorship of Greg Kealey, Ontario's Provincial Development Coach. Cory was responsible for Bytown's Youth Development Program, and quickly accumulated hundreds of hours of experience in delivering technical instruction and assessing athlete skill development. Cory received his status of Certified Triathlon Competition Coach after successfully passing the coaching evaluations administered by Triathlon Ontario in 2017. As of 2019, Cory now assists with the Competition Development Program at Bytown Storm, focussing on junior and U23 athletes. He is also responsible for a squad of athletes vying to compete at the 2020 Ontario Summer Games in London.
Outside of triathlon, Cory recently completed a Master's of Applied Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, and is currently working full-time in Ottawa as a spacecraft communication systems engineer. In his free time, he can be found all over Ontario, likely running, cycling, swimming, skiing, practicing yoga, or performing music as an acoustic fingerstyle guitar player and wedding accompanist.