Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Zealand's Dick Tonks Named Rowing Canada's Senior Men's Head Coach

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Zealand's Dick Tonks Named Rowing Canada's Senior Men's Head Coach

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Dick Tonks named Rowing Canada men's coach

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VICTORIA - Olympic silver medallist and longtime New Zealand rowing coach Dick Tonks was named Rowing Canada's senior men's head coach on Monday.

Tonks, who won silver at the 1972 Summer Games in Munich, has led crews to over 30 Olympic and world championship medals over his coaching career.

"I am looking forward to working with the Canadian rowers," Tonks said Monday in a release. "Canada has a strong legacy in rowing and I look forward to helping them write their next chapter."

Tonks has been awarded World Rowing's coach of the year in 2005, 2010 and 2012.

"I am thrilled Dick has chosen to join Rowing Canada's high-performance program," said Rowing Canada high-performance director Iain Brambell. "Under his direction and guidance, I am looking forward to seeing the men's program and the entire team flourish in Tokyo 2020. …

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