He’s played in nine Briers and done some coaching in the past — now Peter Gallant of P.E.I. is the national coach for Team South Korea at the world women’s curling championship, and eyeing the Olympics.
“With the Olympics coming up in Korea in 2018, they were looking for a full-time Canadian coach to help them develop even further,” Gallant told CBC Radio: Island Morning’s Mitch Cormier from Beijing, China, where his team was competing Monday.
If I can get to an Olympic games and help them to possibly medal, who knows? It’d be like a dream come true for me,” says coach Peter Gallant of P.E.I. with his South Korea women’s curling team. (Peter Gallant/Facebook)
Peter is the father of Brett Gallant, who’s part of the Brad Gushue team that won the Brier — the Canadian men’s curling championship — last weekend.
Team Gushue had visited Korea twice to help develop the sport there, and that’s how Peter Gallant got the job, he said.
“My name came up, the contacts were made, and it’s all worked out,” said Gallant, who’s now been coaching the EunJung Kim team for the last couple of years.