Biathlon Canada Adds Two New Members To Staff Team

Biathlon Canada is thrilled to announce two new additions to its staff team.  Alasdair Tutt will join Biathlon Canada as Next Gen Coach and Mitch Kaufman has been named High Performance and Office Coordinator for a one year contract as Sarah Snowsell takes parental leave.

Tutt, having just completed his Master in Sport Science – Performance Optimization for Elite Sports, in Sweden will join Biathlon Canada on September 7, 2021. He most recently worked at Stiftung Sport-Gymnasium Davos, Switzerland as a Cross Country and Biathlon Coach. Through his career, Alasdair has also worked in Alaska at the Nordic Ski Club of Fairbanks where he was named 2019 US Ski and Snowboard Domestic Cross Country Coach of the Year.

Alasdair also has experience as a ski technician having worked with both the US Cross Country Ski team and with Snow Australia at the World Junior, World Cup, and World Championships level.

“I am incredibly excited by the prospect of working with the best developing biathletes in Canada and assisting them on their journey to consistent international success. I see a fantastic opportunity for collaboration within the Canadian biathlon community that will allow the best possible opportunities to the athletes for an enriching experience from biathlon. My first priorities will be to reach out and get to know the athletes and coaches and to begin the process of building confidence for the winter competition season.”

High Performance and Office Coordinator, Mitch Kaufman, joins Biathlon Canada after having worked with both Wrestling Canada and Ultimate Canada as Program Coordinator and High Performance Manager respectively. Mitch graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Sport Management. He will also begin on September 7.

“We are thrilled to add two amazing new teammates to our staff. Both Alasdair and Mitch bring a wealth of knowledge to their positions and we cannot wait for them to get going,” commented Heather Ambery, General Manager of Biathlon Canada, “I would also like to send a big thanks to Sarah Snowsell for all the work she has done as she transitions from the organization on parental leave. We wish her and her family our very best.”