Coaching Expertise: Current – 2018 Coach of Canadian Women’s U21 team. With the enviable record of most wins and highly successful Canadian Men’s Team coach over 7 years, Shiaz was Head Coach at Olympic & World Cup, achieving the best ever finish for Canadian men at World Cup in 8th place. During his success laden years as national coach, Shiaz coached at many international events including Pan Am Games (Gold & Silver medal), Commonwealth Games, Gold Cup Australia – 1st Place, World XI Coach. Shiaz resigned as coach of University of British Columbia Men’s Team after 13 years in 2015, having won league and playoff titles for several years and then coached the Vancouver Hawks women’s Premier and Division 1 teams for two years. Shiaz has conducted coaching courses in over dozen countries around the world on behalf of FIH. He is the only Canadian coach to have coached another national team in international competition – Coached Belarus Women’s National Team (ranked 18th) in Champions Challenge and European Cup Championships.
Qualifications Held: World Academy of Sport Certified Trainer, FIH High Performance Coach, NCCP Level 4 Certified
Playing Experience: Played at National Level in Kenya and more recently enjoying recreational hockey when possible.
Get to Know the Coach: When not coaching hockey, Shiaz loves to travel and play golf or at least follow the ball on the golf course!