PHOENIX ATHLETICS

About Our Coaches

Become Part of Something Great

As a Phoenix Athletics coach, you will belong to an elite group of seasoned professionals that are known for their success on and off the track.

The dedication and drive you put into our amazing team will add huge value to our legacy of world-class athletes that create impact everywhere they go.

JOIN OUR LEGACY

 

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Experience & Expertise

Our coaches have both experience and expertise because they have been through it all before and come out on top. They know what it takes to succeed in this sport and are the best individuals to convey that knowledge to aspiring track and field athletes. That, coupled with their commitment to the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) philosophy of training the whole athlete, are what develops our athletes as competitors and people.

Our Coaches

BILL STEPHENS, Head Coach, Middle Distance

  • With over 40 years of superior coaching experience, Bill has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of athletes. He served on the Athletics Ontario Board for 12 years, 5 of which were in the role of President. He currently serves as the Athletics Ontario Quest for Gold committee member and Chair, and is on the Awards Banquet committee. 

 

Additional accolades:

- NCCP Level 2 Competition Development

- High school teacher and coach with the TDSB for 32 years

- Specialties include: 400, 800, 1500, 3000 metres and Cross Country

 

Bill’s athletes and teams have won numerous OFSAA, Athletics Ontario and National titles including OFSAA Team awards, Canadian Track Champions, and has coached many athletes to the International Competition level. Bill’s scouting and coaching abilities have brought many talented, dedicated people in to the sport.

TYRONE EDGE, Sprints

Tyrone coaches sprints and jumps and is an NCCP Club Coach and NCCP Competition Development. He has also received IAAF Level 5 in International Coaching Certification and is one of only 8 IAAF Level 5 Certified Sprint Coaches in Canada.

 

Tyrone came to track and field coaching through running Masters track starting at age 31. He has a keen interest in Canadian track and field history, especially the best practices created by the world-class Mazda Optimist club in the 1980s of whom Phoenix Athletics is a descendant. After a few years of running Masters track and studying high-performance coaching information, Tyrone wants to share what he has learned with other athletes.

JOHN ALBERT, Middle Distance

NCCP Certified Coach

Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) elementary teacher at St. John

10-time consecutive Overall City Champions in Track and Field

18-time (14 consecutive) Overall City Champions in Cross Country

80 age-group championship teams

47 individual champions

multiple MTA cross country age-group champion teams

RUDY SYLVAN, Jumps & Sprints

Bio coming soon.

ARREN YOUNG, Jumps

Bio coming soon.

 

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