Jeff Coakley is a nationally rated chess master and one of Canada’s leading coaches. He has taught chess for over 30 years, in Toronto, throughout Atlantic Canada, and on the internet. Many of his students have been national champions and have competed successfully in international youth events.

He is the author of the popular Winning Chess ... For Kids books, editor of Scholar’s Mate magazine, columnist for The Puzzling Side of Chess, and a longtime organizer of scholastic chess events.