Marty Calder enters his 7th season as the head coach and 19th season with the Brock men’s and women’s wrestling program.
The former two-time Olympian and Canadian University wrestling standout has continued to excel in the coaching ranks as he has become one of the top coaches in Canada over the past decade.
On the international level he has had the opportunity to coach three-time Olympic Medalist Tonya Verbeek, World Champion Jessica MacDonald, Olympians Evan MacDonald and Saeed Azarbayjani, Canadian Senior Champions Michelle Fazzari and Ryan Weicker and Canadian Junior Champions Nick Rowe and Liisa Wainman. He is currently the coach of the Canadian Men’s National Program.
Calder has been recognized by his peers in Canadian University Sport earning 20 Coach of the Year honours. He has been named OUA Men’s Coach of the Year five times while also earning OUA Women’s Coach of the Year honours five times. He has also been recognized at the national level earning CIS Men’s Coach of the Year five times and CIS Women’s Coach of the Year five times.
As a student-athlete Calder won the CIAU and OUA Championship in 1991-92. Since joining the team as a coach in 1994, he has been part of the Badgers wrestling dynasty which has won 13 National crowns including a CIS record 10 consecutive men’s titles from 1998-2008 and 28 OUA Championships; 16 men and 12 women.
As a wrestler, the seven-time Senior National Champion represented Canada in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. While at Brock, Calder was a five-time OUA champion and four-time CIAU champion and first team All-Canadian while leading his team to the first National championship in school history. He went on to win Brock Male Athlete of the Year three times. For his career performance he was inducted into the Brock Hall of Fame in 2003 along with the first CIAU National Championship team which he was part of.
Originally from St. Catharines, Calder was a two-sport athlete growing up playing lacrosse and wrestling. He currently resides in Thorold with his family.
CALDER QUICK FACTS
High School: Lakeport
College Education: Brock University
Brock University Career
- CIAU Champion (1988)
- CIAU Champion (1990)
- CIAU Champion (1991)
- CIAU Champion (1992)
- Four-Time First Team All-Canadian
- Five-Time OUA Champion
- Inducted into the Brock Athletics Hall of Fame 2003
- two-time Olympian (1992, 1996)
- seven-time Senior National Champion
- three-time Olympic Trials Champion
- three-time Brock Male Athlete of the Year
Coach, Brock University 1994-present
- OUA Men’s Coach of the Year - 2007-08, 2004-05, 2003-04, 2002-03, 1999-00
- OUA Women’s Coach of the Year - 2012-13, 2011-12, 2007-08, 2005-06, 2000-01
- CIS Men’s Coach of the Year - 2007-08, 2004-05, 2003-04, 1999-00, 1998-99
- CIS Women’s Coach of the Year - 2012-13, 2011-12, 2001-02, 2000-01, 1998-99