Adele Couchman

I have been a referee for 23+ years and currently am a Category 2 International Level Referee. I had a short lifting career where I set Provincial and National Records in the Women’s Master 2 Division (2007 & 2008). I am President of the Grizzlies Powerlifting club and currently am coaching 2 special needs individuals.

I was a short track speedskating coach for 20 years and still coach softball. Announcing and scoring at all levels of Fastball (both men’s and women’s) is an activity I enjoy in non-winter months. I have been a member/board member of the Kitchener Sports Association for many years. Currently I am employed fulltime as a corporate trainer, having been at the same company for 14 years.

There is much potential for excellent referees from among our lifters and current referee pool. I am committed to supporting new and experienced referees through training and mentoring. Regular communications and open dialog among current and prospective referee will be an important component.

Favourite Memory: Stan Goss showing me his Valentine underwear. (he was wearing them at the time and not shy about modeling them!)

Favourite quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”