Jenn Brown and Kim Cousins at Rio Paralympics

Jenn Brown and Kim Cousins at Rio Paralympics

Kim is an accomplished coach who has trained athletes at the 2002, 2006 and 2014 Winter Olympics in Bobsleigh and Skeleton and most recently coached Jennifer Brown and Alister McQueen at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games where Alister McQueen won a Silver Medal in Javelin. Kim has been named as the Co-Head Coach for the Canadian Para World Championship Team this summer in London England and now works for Athletics Canada as the Coach/Manager for the Para NextGen Team.

Kim is an NCCP Level 4/5 in power speed. She has coached with Caltaf since 2000 and was a throws athlete with the club before that. Kim has a wealth of coaching experience including:

  • Co-Head Coach Para World Championship Team
  • Head Coach Para Junior World Championship Team
  • Team Coach 2016 Rio Paralympic Games
  • Team Coach 2016 Sochi Winter Olympics (Skeleton)
  • Was Head Coach for CALTAF for 6 years
  • Head Coach of the Western Canada Summer Games Team
  • Multiple times as the Head Coach of Alberta Legion Team

Kim has coached on many national teams, including throws and jumps and combined events areas all over the world. She was coach at the Francophone Games in 2001, the Junior Pan Am Games, the Combined Events Challenge in Glasgow and many more meets.

Kim has coached athletes to 6 medals from international team Canada experiences for throws, jumps and combined events and to over 20 National Championship medals in Combined events, throws and jumps. In addition, she has coached more than 40 Provincial Championship medalists in all power speed event areas.

“What makes me most proud in my coaching record to date is that every athlete that I have worked with has achieved personal bests. No matter the level (provincial, national, or international) all athletes have the ability to work hard and get better.”

“It is about the journey in track and field. If you work hard you will achieve your goals.”