Curl BC International Coach of the Year - Bill Tschirhart
The following information regarding Bill Tschirhart is forwarded for the
interest of Glen Meadows' curlers. Bill is often at our club helping
individuals and teams improve their skills. He is a favourite speaker to
the Senior Competitive League and he has been active in trying to promote
Stick Curling at Glen Meadows with Dorothy Wright. Recently he was
responsible for bringing the Canadian Senior Women's Champions to play
against our own BC Senior Men's Champions at Glen Meadows. In addition,
Bill has a curling blog site ( where he
writes one or two new posts per week during the curling season.
Bill has recently been awarded the honour of being the International Coach
of the Year.
BILL Tschirhart has been honoured for his dedication to coaching. Coaches
BC - an association for coaches from all sports – has given the Sidney-based
curling coach this year’s award for International Coach.
The announcement was made during Coaches Week, September 15 to 22. Bill said
he was honoured to receive the award. He was given a glass trophy, Coaches
BC gear and $250, which he plans to donate to a deserving junior curler for
their summer curling camp in BC. Bill, a National Coaching Certification
Program (NCCP) Level 4 coach, has contributed to the sport of curling within
the province, within Canada and internationally. He is constantly offering
advice and insight to other coaches, especially at the Junior nationals and
at the international Senior level. He said: “I’m proud to do it and I really
like doing it.” Curl BC CEO Scott Braley said: “Bill has contributed untold
hours and expertise to ensuring the very best experience for everyone. He is
truly deserving of this award.” Coaches BC Executive Director Laura Watson
said: “Bill Tschirhart is a great example of a coach who has used his
expertise to help a variety of teams succeed on an international stage. We
congratulate him on winning this prestigious award.” Bill has coached
Canadian gold medal winning Senior Men’s and Women’s teams at three World
Senior Curling Championships. In addition, he as led international coach and
instructor seminars and held the position of provincial coach with Curl BC.
Bill is the creator and a major contributor of a series of coaching essays
entitled “A Pane in the Glass: A Coach’s Companion” for which all the
proceeds go to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation.

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