Head Coach

Igor with his wife Anne in Nanaimo

Igor Nikitovic, NCKC Head Coach

Igor started kayaking at age 12 in Novi Sad, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia). The beautiful Danube River was where he spent most of his time, training and racing K1 500m and K2 1000m with his younger brother.

After serving in the military for a year, he moved to Greece where he began coaching for local clubs and the Greek National Team.

He graduated University with a degree in Physical Education specializing in Canoe/Kayak.

In 2004 Igor moved to Canada and began coaching at the Richmond Hill Canoe Club just outside of Toronto, Ontario. Over the past ten years he’s had the opportunity to work with the Ontario provincial team and the Canadian National team, preparing athletes for the 2010 Junior Worlds.

Igor now lives in Nanaimo with his family and coaches with NCKC full time.  He can be reached via the Long Lake Boathouse phone at 250-758-4052, or via e-mail at headcoach@nckc.ca.