Dalhousie University’s Executive Director of Athletics & Recreation Tim Maloney is pleased to announce Cindy (Montgomerie) Tye as Manager, High Performance.
Currently in her third season as head coach of the women’s soccer team, Tye is a National B level coach, with a long history of success at local, provincial, national and international levels.
In addition to her coaching duties, Tye will be responsible for designing and implementing a coaching mentorship, education and development program to support varsity coaches while building a high-performance model with strategic planning support for varsity teams. Tye will also be focused on nurturing relationships with provincial and national sport organizations along with Dalhousie’s academic units.
Tye is currently working with Sport Nova Scotia as a coach mentor, working with Team Nova Scotia coaches in preparation for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. She is also enrolled in Own the Podium’s Coach Enhancement Program, a program focused on developing the expertise of high-performance coaches.
An assistant coach in 2009, Tye was at the helm of Nova Scotia’s 2017 Canada Sumer Games women’s soccer team, leading them to a silver medal while also leading the 2013 team to a fourth-place finish. Tye serves as a coach for Soccer Nova Scotia’s Regional Centre of Excellence that brings provincial level girls in the U14-U18 programs together for enhanced training September to May of each year.
Tye also has international coaching experience, helping lead the U15 girl’s national soccer team at the CONCACAF championship this past August in addition to working with the U20 team in recent years.
A former mentor in Sport Nova Scotia’s Female Coaches Mentorship program, Tye earned an Award of Merit from the Canadian Soccer Association in 2013 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Soccer Nova Scotia in 2005. A Competition and Development and NCCP Level 3 coach, she is currently working on completing the Coaches Association of Canada’s Coach Evaluators and Learning Facilitator programs.
“We are thrilled to add the Manager, High Performance to our department and have Cindy move into this new role,” says Maloney. “There are few coaches in Canada of Cindy’s caliber, experience and enthusiasm. We are extremely lucky to have her add value to our team of coaches to further enhance our programs.”
Before getting into coaching, Tye played five seasons (1990-1995) with the Acadia Axewomen, earning a CIAU championship with them in her first season. The 1994-95 AUAA women’s soccer MVP, she led Acadia to two AUAA conference titles and was chosen as their female athlete of the year in 1994 and 1995. She was an AUAA all-star in all five seasons she played, earned two CIAU all-Canadian nods and was the AUAA rookie of the year in 1990-91. A three-time academic all-Canadian, Tye graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from Acadia in 1995 before completing a Master of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University in 2009.
Tye joined Canada’s national program as a player in 2001, staying for two seasons. She was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 2010, is a member of the Acadia Sport Hall of Fame and has been named to the Truro Sport Heritage Society’s Honour Roll.
“I am looking forward to working alongside other coaches and staff at Dalhousie to support and continue to strengthen our programs,” says Tye. “The opportunity to formally collaborate and share knowledge with my colleagues is an incredible opportunity and I’m looking forward to leading this new initiative.”
Tye will begin her new duties on October 22.