Murray McCullough Joins Wheelchair Basketball Canada As High Performance Coordinator

(Ottawa, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada is pleased to announce that Murray McCullough has joined the organization in the role of High Performance Coordinator. McCullough takes over the position from Ryan Lauzon, who is acting as Program Coordinator (covering maternity leave).

As High Performance Coordinator, McCullough will work closely with High Performance Director Mike Frogley and national team coaching staff to help ensure the continued success of Canada’s national wheelchair basketball teams at the world championships and the Paralympic Games.

McCullough will work alongside Frogley at the Wheelchair Basketball Canada National Academy in Toronto, Ont., where he will manage the day-to-day logistics of the Academy program. He will also be primarily responsible for providing logistical support for the Canadian national teams at camps and competitions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Murray to the Wheelchair Basketball Canada family. His enthusiasm and experience are a great addition to our High Performance program and he will no doubt be an invaluable asset as we strive for podium success and the realization of our vision of being the world leader in wheelchair basketball,” said Frogley.

He will no doubt be an invaluable asset as we strive for podium success and the realization of our vision of being the world leader in wheelchair basketball

Most recently McCullough worked with Ontario Sailing as a provincial high performance coach. An avid sailor since his youth, McCullough began coaching the sport in 2005. He was later named the coach of the year by the Canadian Yachting Association in 2011. His experience also includes work as the Lead Program Manager for sailing in the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative (OHPSI) program designed by the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO).

McCullough completed the Advanced Coaching Diploma program at CSIO in 2014 and also has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors Specialization in Kinesiology from Western University.

Murray McCullough, High Performance Coordinator, can be reached by phone at 905-431-6535 or by email at mmccullough@wheelchairbasketball.ca.

About Wheelchair Basketball Canada

Wheelchair Basketball Canada is the national sports governing body responsible for the organization of the sport in Canada. It is a non-profit, charitable organization that is committed to excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball programs and services for all Canadians from grassroots to high performance. Wheelchair basketball is a fast-paced, hard-hitting, competitive sport in which Canada is held in high esteem around the world for winning a combined six gold, one silver, and one bronze medal in the last six Paralympic Games.

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