Two OFSAA Teacher-Coaches Receive CAO Award

Congratulations to Sheila Siermanchesky from Temiskaming District Secondary School in New Liskeard and Bruce Dyce from Port Credit Secondary School in Mississauga, recipients of the CAO's Coaching Excellence Awards in the School Sport Coach category.

The Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards celebrate the dedication and commitment of exemplary coaches who inspire, innovate and share knowledge of sport with others. They recognize the importance of leadership, performance, and the value of human insight; all integral to great coaching. The school sport coach recipients were selected by OFSAA based on their unique contribution to sport through continuous development. The award recognizes the contributions over a period of years.

Sheila Siermachesky has been teaching for 22 years, and has been the physical education department head for six years at Temiskaming DSS. She oversees all tournaments and athletic events run at the school. Sheila helps new teacher-coaches succeed by simplifying all of the necessary steps, logistics, and paperwork to take a team to a competition or tournament. She dedicates so much of her time to the school, and does everything she can to keep high school athletics streamlined and fun. Sheila is also creative in getting the entire school actively participating in physical education. She organizes the Terry Fox Run and several intramural activities throughout the year. Please click here to view a video on Sheila.

Bruce Dyce is in his 36th year of teaching at Port Credit Secondary School, and has been a coach for the entire duration of his teaching career. Bruce concentrates on each athlete individually, and makes an effort to help younger athletes find their niche. Education through school sport and sportsmanship is paramount to Bruce's coaching philosophy. He is a member of the OFSAA Representatives' Council for ROPSSAA, as well as the Golden Horseshoe football organizer, a track and field meet convenor, and a recipient of the prestigious Pete Beach Award. Please click here to view a video on Bruce.

We are proud to recognize Bruce and Sheila for this award!

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