Coaching Staff

OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEER COACHES

Cassaundra 

Lauren 

Ryan

Sylvia  

Quinn 

Our volunteer coaches favourite quotes…
“But did you die?”
“It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done”
“The more I practice, the luckier I get.” 
“My dying thoughts will be have I helped enough kids. Because I don’t think you can ever do enough to help the kids in your community.” – Tom Masich, 2005
“All pole vaulters are crazy” – Matthew Clifford (fellow vaulter / friend / nemesis)
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Emma

JR Coach

How long have you coached for:
4 years 
My favourite track event:
100 meter hurdles because it is fast and fun 
Why I coach:
I coach because I love seeing kids grow to love track the same way I did at their age! 
What else I like to do:
Studying, playing volleyball, or hanging out with my friends! 
 
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Kristian

JR Coach

How long have you coached for:

This is my second year coaching PGTF

My favourite track event:

My favorite events are the 800m and 1500m steepchase, I don’t know why I like them I just learned to love them

Why I coach:

My favorite thing about coaching is watching the athletes grow and love track as much as me

What else I like to do:

If I’m not at the track you’ll find me playing basketball, out for a run or hanging out with my friends

 

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Sophia Mahmoud

JR Coach

How long have you coached for:

I have been coaching track and field for 7 years! 

May favourite track event:

My favourite event is hurdles! I’ve been doing hurdles since I was 10 years old and I haven’t stopped since! I love the technical aspect of hurdles and the challenge that comes with it. It’s very rewarding when able to accomplish such an intimidating event. 

Why I coach:

There’s a picture of me completing the 200m dash and two of my athletes hugging me at the end of my race. That is why I love coaching. Not only am I passing forward the lessons and skills I have learning through my time in track and field but I have also built a second family in doing so. Coaching every year is undeniably rewarding. Seeing the athletes that come back each year and grow within their event and the new and what athletes willing to learn genuinely makes me so happy and proud! 

What else I like to do:

When I’m not at the track you can find me working as a student nurse on the peds floor this summer or getting a tan in the sun at every chance I can get! 
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Rachael Pruden

JR Coach

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Brooklyn Stauffer

JR Coach

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Lizzie Hillhouse

JR Coach

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Emma Ward

JR Coach

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Connel Foster

JR Coach

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Noah Gladdish

JR Coach

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Hana Liston

Track Rascal Coach

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Hannah Neukomm

Volunteer Coach

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