Winnipeg Jets hire Dr. Craig Slaunwhite as Director of Fitness
The Winnipeg Jets would like to announce the hiring of Dr. Craig Slaunwhite as Director of Fitness.
Slaunwhite has spent the previous five seasons as the Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Florida Panthers. Along with a focus on player training, he also provided chiropractic and nutritional services to the Panthers. Prior to joining Florida in 2009, Slaunwhite worked as a personal trainer based in Toronto, ON, working with elite athletes in various sports in international and professional competition. He also served as the on-field medical trainer for the Ontario Soccer Association.
Slaunwhite holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University in 2003.
Slaunwhite, a native of Halifax, NS, is an accomplished athlete who served as captain of both basketball and track & field teams while attending Dalhousie University. He set several school and provincial records in Nova Scotia while attending Dalhousie, including records in pentathlon, pole vault, shot-put, discus, and decathlon. He earned All-Canadian honours in track and field during that time for his achievements. Following his collegiate career, Slaunwhite went on to compete on the Canadian Track & Field Team competing in events hosted in Africa, Europe, and South America. His accomplishments during that time include a bronze medal in decathlon at the 2008 Canadian Olympic trials.