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  • Dano Thorne

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     Dano Thorne is one of Canada's first Aboriginal coaches to graduate from the National Coaching Institute, attaining his Level 4(3M NCCP) with expertise in the sport of soccer. Thorne recently completed a European Soccer Tour as Head Coach for the BC Aboriginal Women's Select Team. He is also the newly appointed Head Coach of the Gorge Football Club, a premier men's soccer team in the Vancouver Island Soccer League. A member of the Cowichan First Nation, Thorne is proud of his Coast Salish and Nezperce heritage and cultural foundation. Being taught by his parents and elders, he promotes a traditional/holistic approach to athlete development. He echoes these traditional teachings in his work as a 3M NCCP Course Conductor. To date, Thorne has certified over 50 Aboriginal coaches at Level 1 Theory. Winner of several other coaching awards throughout his career, Thorne is a role model for Aboriginal coaches across Canada. Thorne is currently employed as the coach for the Aboriginal Sport Development Centre located in Tsartlip First Nation, British Columbia.

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