Siobhan left Ridley a five-time CSSRA medalist, Oarsperson of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. By the time she returned in 2013, she had made the transformation from elite athlete to coach, moving from athlete on the Western University Ontario Bronze W and Junior National team, to Head Coach for the Province of Saskatchewan, Ottawa Rowing Club and Row Ontario.
Siobhan was a contributor to Rowing Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan and had become the Canadian Sport Institute National Development Coach when she returned to campus to help develop the next generation of Ridley rowing women. Looking back at her time as a student, she remembers the pounding bass drum as her crew raced for gold on the Henley course and the pride of the Maple Leaf ceremony as she prepared to represent Canada on the world stage. Her professionalism and experience are now at the heart of Girls Rowing at Ridley.
In 2021, Siobhan was recognized by Rowing Canada for 25 years of service.
“I have learned great lessons through sport about hard work, perseverance and taking risks. The biggest lesson though is about the people I have competed with or worked with, and the trust that develops building respect and friendships for life.”