Denis Vachon – Stan Stenoff Career Coaching Achievement Award

Denis exhibits an incredible talent for building powerful and positive relationships with other members of the Burlington Trampoline and Tumbling  coaching team. He possesses a rare combination of confidence, clarity and credentials that quickly lead people to recognize him as a natural, trustworthy leader.


Denis exhibits commitment to personal achievement, positive image, and demonstrates a commitment to safe and ethical coaching practices.  He recently conducted a Safe Sport review in the club and oversaw changes delivered in the gym throughout the year.


Denis has been a member of multiple committees while being the national team coach, developing pathways to ensure continued success for future gymnasts.


He has developed athletes from the ground up to become provincial, national and world champions.  The athlete’s success was always the goal as determined by the athlete – not the coach.


Denis always supported the development of and contributed to a healthy and ethically-based athlete/participant centered sport system.


Denis is extremely effective at ensuring everyone felt like a valuable part of the team, making time to reach out to coaches, athletes, parents and staff to express feedback, thoughts and support.


Denis has provided exceptional support, leadership, mentorship and friendship to his gymnasts.