For 18 years, Rob Sajtos has helped grow the sport of wheelchair basketball in Saskatchewan. He is one of four coaches honoured with a 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Award in Coach Dedication. Sajtos was nominated by Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association.
Sajtos has coached or mentored every wheelchair basketball athlete in the province. He has been vital in the development of many athletes including national team players and national academy players. Sajtos has coached at many national championships, as well as the 2003, 2015 and 2019 Canada Winter Games. He guided the team to the province’s best finish ever with a silver medal in 2015.
As a coach, Sajtos focuses on helping to develop the athlete on and off the court by offering sessions in sleep science, nutrition, drug awareness and mental training among others. He has also improved the tactical coaching and winning expectations of the provincial teams.
Each day this week, two recipients from the six long-serving volunteers and the four dedicated and decorated coaches honoured as recipients of the 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Awards will be featured through tribute videos on Sask Sport and the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan’s website and social media channels. Visit the 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Awards announcement to learn more.
About the Saskatchewan Sport Awards
The Saskatchewan Sport Awards honours the hard work and dedication of those in the province’s amateur sport community.
Nominees for the Saskatchewan Sport Awards were submitted by active and affiliate members of Sask Sport. Recipients were selected by a Sask Sport awards committee.
The Saskatchewan Sport Awards are supported by Sask Lotteries, the main fundraiser for sport, culture and recreation groups in Saskatchewan. Every year, proceeds from Sask Lotteries support more than 12,000 non-profit groups that support activities and opportunities that help all participants of all ages and abilities to play, create and grow.