Devin Rubadeau


Devin Rubadeau

Devin has 25 years of industry experience in high performance coaching, sport organization, event planning, project management, strategic planning, and leadership training.  An international sailing champion several times over, Devin has traveled the world coaching elite athletes and training new coaches.  Devin is a strong believer in experiential learning, and is always looking for motivated students to work with him to develop new programs and products that benefit the community.

Degrees, Designations, Diplomas, and Certificates:

  • Doctoral Studies in Professional Practice (ongoing), University of Derby
  • Masters of Business Administration with Distinction, Walden University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria
  • Diploma in High Performance Coaching (Sailing and Windsurfing), National Coaching Institute
  • Learning-Centred Instructor Certificate, Okanagan College
  • High Performance Traits Inventory Certified

Professional Affiliations

  • Chartered Member, Coaches Association of Canada
  • Fellow, John Dobson Foundation
  • Member, Sigma Iota Epsilon, Honour Society for Management Professionals
  • Member, American Marketing Association
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Member, BC Project Management Institute
  • Member, BC Sailing Athlete Development Committee
  • Member, Sail Canada
  • Member, Via Sport

Professional Experience

Central Okanagan Sailing Association

  • Program Manager and Head Coach

Department of Defense

  • Head Coach – Canadian Forces Sailing Team

Okanagan Sailboat Hardware

  • Owner, Operator

Pacific Sport

  • Consultant, Sports Academy Plan

City of Kelowna

  • Consultant, 20 Year Community Sport Plan

Coaches Association of Canada, Via Sport, and Sail Canada

  • Master Learning Facilitator and Evaluator

Teaching Experience:

  • BUAD 116 Marketing
  • BUAD 128 Computer Applications
  • BUAD 176 Professional Sales
  • BUAD 206 The Business of Tourism
  • BUAD 231 Project Management
  • BUAD 266 Advertising and Sales Promotion
  • BUAD 297 Retailing
  • BUAD 340 Strategic Management
  • BUAD 390 Property Management
  • BUAD 392 Adventure and Eco Tourism

Community and Service Involvement

  • Treasurer, Central Okanagan Small Boat Association
  • President, ASM Parent Advisory Council
  • Director, Pacific Sport Okanagan
  • Faculty Advisor, Enactus Okanagan College
  • Faculty Advisor, Okanagan Business Student Association
  • Zone Representative, BC Summer Games
  • Advisor, Sail Canada


  • Top 40 Over 40, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, 2017
  • Rookie Faculty Advisor of the Year, Enactus Canada, 2014
  • Social Change Scholarship, Walden University, 2008 
  • Coach of the Year Award, Coaches Association of British Columbia, 2005 
  • North American and Canadian Sailing Champion, Various Years