Canada's Rocque accepts coaching position with China Staff

6/21/2013 1:41:56 PM

Three-time world champion Marcel Rocque has accepted a position to oversee the Chinese Curling Association's men's and women's teams for the 2013-14 curling season, including the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The Edmonton native played lead for Randy Ferbey's rink, which won four Brier titles from 2001-2005.

"I will have an opportunity to experience an Olympic Winter Games, which is the only thing that isn't on my list of accomplishments in the sport," said Rocque. "Although I dreamed of this experience as a player with the Ferbey Four, trying to provide assistance as a coach would be the next best thing."

Since retiring as an active player, Rocque joined the coaching ranks, focusing particularly on sweeping techniques at various camps around the country.

"Marcel has been a wonderful ambassador for curling in our country," said CCA Chief Executive Officer Greg Stremlaw. "This is another example of how Canadian curlers are looking to build the sport, not only at home but around the world."