2010 Stuart Dixon, Victoria, BC

Born on October 30, 1946 in Christchurch, New Zealand, Stuart was one of Canada’s most experienced and respected coaches. He was a NCCP Level 4 Certified coach, conducting over 82 NCCP courses across Canada. He was involved in coaching National Canadian Squash teams at every level that included World Championships, Pan American Championships and the 1999 Pan Am Games that were held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His involvement in coaching squash saw him not only teaching at the Victoria Squash Club and at his Dixon’s Squash Academy, but also working as a World Squash Federation Consultant Coach. His passion for squash was instrumental in the development of many of our top athletes across Canada.

Personal friend of Stuart’s, Steve Wren, President of Squash Canada states, “So many of us in the wider squash community that spans many countries where Stuart showed his friendship in squash, conducted his work in squash and delivered his experience in squash, are deeply saddened by Stu’s passing. A true-blue Kiwi at heart, and adopted by a welcoming-Canada, Stuart contributed to the fabric of squash development in this country for five decades, in which time he forged relationships with so many Canadians that have carried through to this day. On behalf of the Squash Canada Board of Directors and Staff, farewell to our mate Stu, and condolences to wife, Sandy, and to Stuart’s family.”

• 1978 – 1987 NCCP certifications culminating in Level 4.
• 1985 Canadian Men’s Coach, inaugural Panam Championships, Argentina- Gold
• 1986 Senior Women’s Team Assistant coach
• 1986-2001 eleven time Junior Men’s Developmental Coach UK Tour
• 1987 Junior Women’s Team Coach, Junior Worlds, England. 5th
• 1989 Junior Women’s Team Coach, Junior Worlds, New Zealand. 5th
• 1991 Squash’s 1st Technical Director, Canada Winter Games, PEI
• 1991 Senior Men’s Team Assistant Coach, Worlds, Finland
• 1992 Junior Men’s Team Coach, Junior Worlds, Hong Kong. 3rd
• 1992 Women’s Team Assistant Coach, World Champs, Holland
• 1994 Junior Men’s Team Coach, Junior Worlds, New Zealand
• 1996 Junior Men’s Team Coach, Junior Worlds, Egypt
• 1996 Organized Pan American Coaching Conference, Colombia
• 1997 Junior Men’s Team Coach, Canada/USA test, USA
• 1997 Organized Coaching Development clinics, Guatemala, El Salvador & Colombia
• 1998 Junior Men Coach, Junior Worlds, USA
• 1998 Canadian Team Coach, Pan American Games, Guatemala
• 1999 Senior Men’s Team Assistant Coach, Pan American Games, Canada
• 2000 Junior Team Coach, Pan American Games Juniors, Mexico