Concordia University Stingers

John Dore
John Dore
Men's Basketball Coach

See also:

Ernie Rosa
Men's Basketball
Associate Head Coach

Rastko Popovic
Men's Basketball
Assistant Coach

John Dore
Head Coach (24 Years)

At Concordia University, where he has been the head coach since the 1989-'90 season, John Dore has taken the Stingers to the national championship tournament 12 times. He won the national crown in 1990 and placed second in 1995 and 2005.

In the fall of 1995, he was named University Coach of the Year by the Foundation for Quebec University Athletics. He has been named the outstanding coach in the Quebec Student Sports Federation conference on 12 occasions, including the 2009 season. In 1991, he was named Men's Basketball Coach of the Year by the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union.

Dore's involvement in basketball doesn't stop at Concordia University. He has been at the helm of several national teams, including Canadian entries at World University Games (Universiade) and the Macccabiah Games. As well, he was president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches of Canada and an international committee member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, U.S.A.

Despite all his commitments, Dore also values any time he can spend with young children and teenagers. Perhaps it is because of his 14 years as chairman of the Physical Education Department at St. George's High School and his work with the Quebec provincial team and the Vanier College Cheetahs. Whatever the reasons, Dore never passes on an opportunity to help out at a basketball clinic. In fact, he has his Stingers volunteer at several each season. He encourages all his players to work with children and has seen many of his current players and graduates get involved with groups like the YMCA and Sun Youth.

At A Glance
First Season 1989-'90
CIAU Coach of the Year: 1991
Conference Coach of the year: 13 times in 24 seasons
CIAU national championships: 1990
Conference titles: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995,
1996, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
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