STAFF PROFILE

Dr. Navin Prasad

Men's National Team

Nickname: Doc
Role: Physician

Birthplace: Patna, India
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Residence: Vancouver, BC
Languages: English, Hindi

With the team since: 1992 Junior Pan American Games

Field Hockey Background

I was introduced to field hockey through Dr. Jack Taunton.

Sport Background

I played high school soccer, badminton, football. I have been team doctor for the BC Lions since 1995.

Education

University of Alberta (1985). University of British Columbia (1992)

Degree

MSc. in Kinesiology, MD., Fellowship in Sports Medicine

My Life

I am married to Nutan and we have two children, Shaun age 19 and Sarina age 15. Both kids are basketball and volleyball players. My present hobbies include golfing and I volunteer on a fundraising committee that donates an international peace prize in the name of Gandhi.

Favourite Quote

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to success; not going all the way, and not starting." - Buddha.

Favourite Moment with Team Canada

2007 Pan American Games with shootout win against Argentina to qualify for 2008 Olympics.

Advice for aspiring athletes...

Take advantage of all the resources you have around you. You have to practice harder than anyone around you, and if you don't have this passion, then you are in the wrong sport/profession.

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