MANITOBA CYCLING HIRES
PROVINCIAL TEAM HEAD COACH
February 1, 2022, Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Cycling Association (MCA) is excited to announce the hiring of Dean Lowrie as the Head Coach of its provincial cycling program.
Lowrie brings 35 years of coaching experience and elite athlete development to the MCA. He joins cycling following an extraordinary coaching career in volleyball at the university and national team level, which included:
- four (4) provincial championship teams,
- six (6) coach of the year awards,
- eight (8) years coaching Team Canada,
- coaching at the Pan Am Games and World University Games
“As the association ramps up for the 2022 season and the Canada Summer Games, Coach Lowrie’s experience training athletes and developing coaches will be an asset to our entire system,” said Twila Cruickshank, Executive Director of the Manitoba Cycling Association. “We are honoured that Dean has chosen the MCA to invest in.”
Lowrie is a Level 4 NCCP certified coach in volleyball and is in the process of completing the Competition Development coaching stream for cycling.
In addition to his coaching experience, Lowrie graduated with degrees in Law and Justices and Human Movement. Dean is an accomplished educator and leader who has also served as a Technical Director, Executive Director, and Coach Learning facilitator.
In 2016, Lowrie turned his attention to competing in and coaching cycling. Participating as a Master A competitor and coaching several Provincial and National podium honored athletes, Lowrie is now keen to direct his passion for cycling and coaching towards the further development of Manitoba’s provincial cycling team.
A special thank you to Cycling Canada’s National Head Coach, Dan Proulx and Cycling Canada’s Chief Sport Officer, Scott Kelley for their expertise and involvement during Manitoba’s coach selection process. As Manitoba Cycling strives to grow a strong and sustainable sport community, the collaboration with our partners at Cycling Canada and from across the country helps pave the way to our success.
Dean Lowrie is a native of Winnipeg. He was married to his wife Deborah of 30 years and has two daughters, Devon 24, and Dara 20.
“I am extremely happy to be back in Manitoba working with the Manitoba Cycling Association,” said Lowrie. “The association, its partners, the volunteers, and most importantly the athletes are amazing!”
The Manitoba Cycling Association is the not-for-profit provincial governing body for cycling. The MCA is affiliated with cycling’s National body, Cycling Canada Cyclisme, which operates under the authority of the world governing body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale. Under the umbrella of Sport Manitoba, the MCA’s mandate is to develop athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers. The MCA represents the cycling disciplines of Road, Mountain Biking, and Cyclo-cross. https://mbcycling.ca/
For more information, please contact:
Executive Director, Manitoba Cycling Association