Mark Stevenson Receives Performance Pathway Coach of the Year at sportscotland’s COV Awards 2023
Mark Stevenson has been awarded the “Performance Pathway Coach of the Year” award at the sportscotland Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering (COV) Awards 2023.
Stevenson, who is currently serving as the Head Coach for the Lothian Phoenix wheelchair team in the Division 2 Senior National League as well as their Junior National League Team, has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to wheelchair basketball for over a decade in a voluntary capacity.
His dedication and passion for the sport reached international recognition when he assumed the role of Head Coach for the Scotland Senior Men 3×3 Wheelchair Team during the 2022 Commonwealth Games qualifiers.
Stevenson’s mentorship and guidance have led numerous athletes to achieve remarkable milestones, going on to proudly represent Scotland and Great Britain both nationally and internationally. Earlier today it was announced that Stevenson himself will join the Great Britain team as an assistant coach as they head to Japan next week to compete in the Kitakyushu ChampionsCup.
The Performance Pathway Coach of the Year award serves as a testament to Stevenson’s exceptional coaching skills and the profoundly positive impact he has had on the sports community in Scotland.
Commenting on his award, Mark commented: “I feel greatly honoured to win this award and feel that this award is a testament to everyone’s effort and workrate on the pathway, all the way from Tina Gordon and John Kerray, down through the coaches, players, parents and volunteers. The Scottish Wheelchair Basketball Pathway is in an amazing state and that is a truly team effort.”
View sportscotland’s video on Mark’s award here