We currently have seven coaches serving several different event groups. Our coaches bio’s are below.
Ian Morton – Throws / Head Coach
Ian has coached throws for the past 15 years, and has his NCCP Club Coach training in throws. He has a lot of knowledge in all throwing events, but specializes in Discus, Hammer and Shot Put. Ian spent several years with Laurel Creek Track Club, 8 years with the University of Waterloo, and successfully ran his own throws club, Waterloo Athletics Club for four years. Ian has also coached with Northwestern SS for many years, and is now in his third year with St. Marys DCVI, where he currently teaches.
Ian has seen much success from his throwers, including CIS, OFSAA, Athletics Ontario, and Athletics Canada championships. He has had numerous finalists and a number of medalists as well across all competitions. He continues to focus on respect, fair play, and fun, while pushing athletes to achieve goals, and new successes through hard work, and perseverance.
Nathan Good – Sprints / Hurdles
Nathan is a teacher at St. Marys DCVI, and is building a great track program at the small Avon Maitland school. Nathan has coached track for his entire teaching career, and also works hard to build students fitness levels and confidence.
Nathan has specialized in Sprints and Hurdles, as well as having experience coaching jumps. Nathan has had some very good success in recent years teaching hurdles to students. His hurdlers have continued to improve, and are knocking on the door of OFSAA, missing out last year by one place only. Nathan’s focus on speed, power and overall fitness has helped to improve all athletes in the DCVI track program, especially his hurdlers and sprinters.
AJ Moses – Distance / Middle Distance Running
AJ teaches at Mitchell District High School, and also owns and operates, along with his wife, LiveWell4Life, a health and fitness center in Mitchell. As such, AJ has a great deal of knowledge in athletics, fitness, health, and in helping people to meet their fitness and athletic goals.
AJ is our Distance and Middle Distance coach, having a great deal of experience in coaching and teaching distance runners. As part of his business, training plans and developing goals are a necessity and AJ emphasizes personal goals, and personal achievements. The same can be said in his coaching and teaching.
In addition to his coaching time, AJ has also volunteered time and space at LiveWell4Life for the Sabrecats. This is an invaluable resource for the club to have access to. Over the winter months, much can be done on technique, and building speed and power inside this amazing facility. We are truly fortunate to have AJ with us!
Bruce Pepper – Distance / Middle Distance and Cross Country Running
Currently a teacher in Stratford, Bruce has also had careers as a freelance trombone player in Montreal, and as a brewer at Blackswan Brewing Company in Stratford. Throughout these careers running has remained a passion both as a competitor and an avid fan. With his fastest years behind him, Bruce is now passionate about passing on the benefits of running to others. Like music and brewing, if you’re consistent and enjoy what you’re doing, success will follow.
Allan Mazur – Distance and Cross Country Running
Laura Neil – Strength and Conditioning / Throws
Laura is a personal trainer, former high school thrower, and a strength and conditioning coach. Laura’s positive attitude, supportive teaching style, and personal approach to helping each athlete is instrumental in pushing members towards their goals. She works with athletes at LiveWell4Life, where we are privileged to have exceptional facilities that allow her program to have maximum impact for athletes.
Cody Pauli – Sprints / Hurdles
Cody Pauli is an incredibly talented hurdler and sprinter from Mitchell, who has trained for many years with the London Legion TFC. He is an OFSAA champion among many achievements, and represented Canada at the World U17 Championships. Cody, wanting to give back to the sport he loves, is joining us to help train our athletes within his areas of expertise. We are incredibly honoured and privileged to have Cody volunteer to help local track athletes while still training hard with London Legion towards his personal goals.