The Driving Force Behind Our Champions
Our coaches are the backbone of our club. Committed to helping members reach their personal paddling goals, these are the people who create excellence in athletes everyday. Whether they’re looking to improve basic boat skills, increasing general fitness or compete for Canada at Junior and Senior international events, our coaches are there to see them through to the end. We’re proud to present our amazing team of qualified coaches.
Kyle Jeffery, Head Coach
The Mississauga Canoe Club coaching staff continues to be quarterbacked by Award Winning Head Coach Kyle Jeffery. Kyle brings 12 years of international competition experience, highlighted by a silver medal at the 2006 ICF Canoe World Championships, held in Szeged, Hungary. He credits his successes on the water to the great tradition of superior MCC coaching and is honoured to now play an integral part in the makings of Missy’s future paddling stars.
Tamas Buday Sr., Senior High Performance Coach
Tamas Buday Sr. is a four times World Champion, and two times Olympic medalist. He came to Canada from Hungry with his family in 1987, following an invitation from the Canadian National Team. He fulfilled the National Canoe Coach position for 25 years, until 2012, when he became a Mississauga Canoe Club coach. The recipient of four Canadian Coaching Excellence Awards, and a member of the Mississauga Sport Hall of Fame, he now enjoys the work he does with a new generation of future canoe champions.
Doug Tutty, Senior High Performance Coach
Doug Tutty began his paddling career at the Mississauga Canoe Club in 1978 and while training at the club won over 30 gold medals in the Canadian National Championships. Doug joined the MCC coaching ranks in 1990 and graduated from the National Coaching Institute at the University of Victoria in 1992. Doug has been training athletes for excellence for over 20 years, and was the Junior National Team head coach from 1993 to 1995.
Dana Morgoch, Youth Racing Program Coordinator
Dana Morgoch found his home at the Mississauga Canoe Club over 20 years ago and since then the highlight of the majority of his days is saying hello to the other athletes and coaches as he walks into MCC. Competing for Team Canada at the 2013 ICF Canoe World Championships as well as being a recipient of the 2012 Canoe Kayak Canada Coach Recognition Award, Dana’s success as both an athlete and coach helped him in his studies as he completed his M.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, studying the hydrodynamics of the sprint canoe stroke at McMaster University. Dana now manages the Youth Racing Program where he works to pass along both his knowledge for the sport as well as his love for the community around it.
Patrick Cuba, Youth Racing Coach Assistant Coach
Patrick Cuba started paddling when he was 13, after competing competitively in diving and gymnastics. He is looking forward to passing on his enthusiasm of the sport to the younger generation.