Victor Zilberman, GrDip (DSA) 85, became Concordia's wrestling coach in 1977, and has kept the University at the forefront of interuniversity wrestling ever since.
After arriving to Canada in the mid '70s from his native Soviet Union, Victor received a bachelor's degree from Lakehead University in 1977, an MA in Comparative Education from McGill University in 1979 and a PhD from Université de Montréal in the Science of Education in 1991. He also obtained a Diploma in Sports Administration at Concordia in 1985. Victor has been a Physical Education teacher at Vanier College in Montreal for 27 years.
This two-time CIAU Coach of the Year has led the Concordia wrestling team to six national championship victories and brought home more than 65 gold medals at the CIS national championships, in addition to five world champion medalists, including his son, David.
Victor has been a member of the Canadian coaching staff at four Olympic Games and a number of World Championships.