Kevin Crockett

Person type: 
Coach
Track type: 
Long
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, June 8, 1974
Hometown: 
Cambridge, ON
Current residence: 
Calgary, AB
Training centre: 
The Olympic Oval, Calgary

A bronze medalist in the 500m event at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, Kevin Crockett is working closely with sprint athletes on 500m and 1000m training at the national centre at Calgary's Olympic Oval.

Crockett is back in Canada since July 2015 from a two-year stay in South Korea where he was the head coach of the long track national team, notably during the Olympic Games in Sochi.

He worked with Mo Tae-Bum, a gold medalist in the 500m distance at the 2010 Olympic Games and the 500m World Champion at the 2012 and 2013 World Single Distance Championships, as well as with Lee Sang-Hwa, the 2010 and 2014 Olympic gold medalist in the 500m event and 500m World Champion in 2012 and 2013 at the World Single Distance Championships. Sang-Hwa also broke the 500m world record four times since January 2013. She is still the world record holder with a time of 36.36.

A member of the Canadian National Team from 1993 to 2001, Kevin Crockett was subsequently a National and International Program Coach at the Olympic Oval in Calgary from 2004 to 2012, and also for China's Beixing Wang from 2004 to 2011. Wang won the bronze medal in the 500m distance at the 2010 Olympic Games and the overall title at the 2009 World Sprint Championships.

As an athlete, Kevin Crockett was the 1000m world record holder in 1995 as well as in the 1500m distance in 1997.

He is a level 3 coach with the National Certification Coaching Program.