Coach Profiles

short track national racing program coaches
  • Stephen Gough

    Short Track Speedskating

    Title: Short Track National Team Coach
     
    Years Skated: 17 years
    Years coaching: 16 years

     

    Skating Career Highlights

    1994 Canadian Olympic team (5000m Relay - 4th), 1994 World Championships - Bronze, 5000m Relay, 1994 World Team Champs - silver 

     

    Teams you have coached

     US Short Track Team

    • World Cup
    • World Championships
    • World Junior Championships);

    Canadian Short Track Team

    • Olympic Team
    • World Cup
    • World Championships
    • World Junior Championships

     

    Coaching Career Highlights

    • Apolo Ohno overall World Cup title 2002-03
    • Gold medal 2010 Olympics
    • Canadian men's Relay Team
    • Canadian Men's Senior
    • Junior Champions 2007-08

     

    Why did you want to start coaching?

     Following my retirement in 1998 an opportunity opened up to work at the Canadian National Short Track Training Center 

     

    Favorite part of coaching?

     Peak performance in competition

     

    Hobbies outside of skating

     Law, NY Times Crosswords, watching soccer & hockey 

  • Title: Short Track Program Director
     
    Years Skated: 1974- 1992 (Both Short and Long Track)
    Years coaching: 18 years as a coach + 6 years as a program director/coach mentor

     

    Skating Career Highlights

    Olympic History-

    • 1992 Albertville, France (long track)
    • 1988 Calgary, Canada (long track)

    Multiple World Cup medals (500m & 1000m)

     

    Teams you have coached

    • U.S. Short Track Team (2013)
    • Germany Short Track Team (2010- 2011)
    • Canandian Short Track Team (Salt Lake City & Torino cycles) 
    • U.S. Long Track Sprint Team (Nagano cycle)

     

    Coaching Career Highlights

    12 Olympic medals total with different teams (excluding Vancouver)

     

    Why did you want to start coaching?

     To stay in the sport, to give back.

     

    Favorite part of coaching?

     Help skaters achieve their goals

     

    Hobbies outside of skating

     Running, hockey, hiking