Derrick Campbell

Person type: 
Track type: 
Date of Birth: 
Friday, February 18, 1972
Cambridge, Ont.
Training centre: 
Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal
Men's team head coach

2013-14 season
Derrick is entering his seventh season as a head coach with Canada’s national teams ... He will continue to work with Laurent Daignault to coach 11 national and development men’s teams skaters ... He will focus on the eight men on the national team.

2012-13 season
Derrick served as head coach at the 2013 World Championships and all six World Cups ... The men’s team won a total of 19 World Cup medals (five gold, eight silver, six bronze) and two bronze relay medals. At the world championships, he guided Charles Hamelin to an overall bronze medal, as well as a bronze in the 1000 m and 1500 m ... The men’s team defended their relay title winning gold for a third year in a row.

2011-12 season
Derrick was the men’s national team coach at the 2012 World Championships and four of six World Cups ... National men’s team members were relay world champions and won the World Cup relay title ... During six World Cups, the relay teams won two gold medals, two silver and a bronze ... His skaters won 10 World Cup gold medals, six silver and five bronze ... At the world championships, the men earned one individual gold medal, one silver and two bronze.

Other seasons
Derrick is an NCCP Level IV coach ... He was named SSC’s 2011 Male Coach of the Year and received the award in 2010 along with other Olympic team coaches ... He coached the men’s team to relay gold at Vancouver 2010 Olympics, as well as a gold and bronze medals in the 500 m ... He was a finalist for coach of the year at 2008 Canadian Sport Awards ... He was named the 2007 Coach of the Year, awarded by the Fédération de patinage de vitesse du Québec ... He was the recipient of the Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 ... He was the team leader and coach for U.S. Olympic team in 2006.

Derrick was a member of the Canadian national team from 1989 to 2000 ... He won the gold medal in the relay at the Nagano 1998 Olympics ... He also competed at the 1992 and 1994 Olympics ... He competed in eight world championships, winning five individual medals and five in the relay ... He was third overall and world champion in the 500 m at the 1997 World Championships ... He was the ISU skaters representative from 1998 to 2000.


Derrick’s Interests include golf, cars, music and spending time with family and friends.