Junior National News
Wheelchair Basketball Canada Announces Appointment of New High Performance Director
October 8, 2009
“We are extremely fortunate to welcome back a highly skilled and knowledgeable individual. I have no doubt that Paul’s experience and knowledge will have an immediate, positive, and lasting impact on our organization,” said Wendy Gittens, Executive Director of Wheelchair Basketball Canada.
Zachau, who previously served on the CWBA Board of Directors as Vice President of High Performance (1998‐2001), was the interim Executive Director in 2001, and who spent five years coordinating the organization’s high performance and domestic programs (2001‐2006), is slated to start in his new role October 26th.
“I continue to have a great passion for wheelchair basketball and I appreciate the opportunity to work with the National Teams again as they prepare for podium performances at the next World Championships and Paralympics,” said Zachau.
He first got involved in wheelchair basketball as coach of the Ottawa Jazz club team from 1993‐1998. Zachau also served intermittently as manager of the Women’s and Men’s Sr. National Teams in 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2002.
As High Performance Director Zachau will be responsible for the daily management of all national team competition and support programs leading to sustainable medal performances at World Championships and Paralympic Games. To achieve his task he will work with a team of full time and seasonal national team coaches, sport science and medial practitioners, Wheelchair Basketball Canada administrative staff, and expert individuals from external agencies. He will oversee the planning and execution of a high
performance strategic plan for wheelchair basketball.
Zachau has previous technical experience working with Water Polo Canada and Diving Canada as a sport administrator. In 2001 he was the Event Coordinator for the 2001Nokia Brier in Ottawa.
Most recently, he worked with the Canada Games Council as the Manager of Games’ Operations and was responsible for assisting Host Societies with the logistics and operations of the Canada Games, as well as the Games Observer Program. He also assisted with the bid selection process for future Host Cities (in 2011, 2013, and 2015).
Beginning October 26th, 2009 he can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of wheelchair basketball in Canada. It is a non‐profit, charitable organization that is the Canadian member to the International Wheelchair Basketball
For more information, please contact:
Jody Kingsbury, Communications & Media Relations
Wheelchair Basketball Canada
(613) 260‐1296 ext. 204
October 8, 2009