Dean Bertoia • Saskatoon • Athletics
Nominated by: Saskatchewan Athletics
Dean is a veteran coach of 17 years with the University of Saskatchewan Track & Field Throws (since 2000). During his time, he has developed many nationally-decorated athletes (over 68 medals), been Head Coach for Saskatoon Track and Field Club (2009-2015) throughout various Canada Games, Western Canada Games, and First Nation communities, and also represented Team Canada as the Throws Coach for North America Central Americas and Caribbean Games in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010. In past, Dean has been recognized as Coach of the Year (2005), a Level 4 Coach at the Sask Athletics Awards Dinner (2011), and the 2001-2002 University of Saskatchewan Track and Field Team was inducted into the Saskatoon Sport Hall of Fame (2010).