Coach of the Year – Jack Solomon

Appreciation for Solomon

by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, July 7, 2020

Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce Halifax Nordic Ski Club’s Jack Solomon as the recipient of the 2020 Support4Sport Coach of the Year Award.   A province-wide call for nominations is held annually in March and the CCNS board of directors votes to designate the recipient, who is honoured at the Support4Sport ceremony as hosted by Sport Nova Scotia.

Jack Solomon is a highly dedicated coach for both youth and adult skier programs at Halifax Nordic Ski Club.  Solomon has coached competitive youth skiers and provided coaching support to the Nova Scotia provincial cross-country ski team.  In 2018, he developed and coached a youth roller ski camp, which occurred in the fall.  

Throughout the 2019-2020 season, Solomon volunteered as lead of adult programming for Halifax Nordic — coordinating the coaching team and helping others refine their technique.  A deserving award recipient, Jack is always reaching out to offer help and share new ideas. 

It has been a pleasure volunteering with Halifax Nordic. The athletes all get along so well and they have fantastic support, which makes coaching a seamless, positive, and very enjoyable experience.


Growing the Sport with Confidence

Coaching beginner to intermediate adult skiers is one of the most important demographics for expanding the sport of cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia.  Jack’s important role of coordinating and teaching adult ski classes is helping to grow the number of families engaged in cross-country skiing within our province.  

Along with conveying the technical skills required to ski, Jack has a proven ability to instil confidence amongst students.  Many of the people Jack has coached have gone from novice to racer in one season.  

Volunteers are at the heart of our cross-country ski community.  Jacks’ love for the sport shines through in his commitment to help other people learn to glide on cross-country skis.  

We’re proud of all our athletes and volunteers demonstrating excellence in our sport. Take a peek at our historic recipients.

Historic Volunteer Award Recipients

On behalf of the CCNS board of directors, Support4Sport, and the cross-country ski community we extend our congratulations and gratitude to Jack Solomon. 

Solomon enjoying time on the trails, photographed left.

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