Coaches

Coaching Focus Definitions

Speed & Power
Sprints between 60m up to 400m, sprint hurdles, jumping field events.
Middle/Long Distance
Distances greater than 400m
Combined Events
Athletes focus on training for combined events competitions, such as the pentathlon, heptathlon, and decathlon.
Throws
Shotput, javelin, discus, hammer throw, weight throw.
Doug Lamont

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Head Coach
Doug started coaching track & field in 1977 when he started teaching with the Calgary Board of Education. He taught Junior High Physical Education for 22 years and during that time coached school and club Track & Field Athletes. Over that time, Doug coached with Calgary Spartans, Calgary Track West and now works with UCAC. Doug was also active at the Provincial and National Level as an event Coach and a Head Coach for several Provincial and National Teams.Doug, retired from teaching in 1999 to become the Director of the Southern Alberta Track & Field Centre. That role has evolved into his present position as Head Coach of the University of Calgary Dino’s Track & Field / Cross Country Program.

Les Gramantik

Combined events, Speed/Power events

 

Robbie Cumming

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Pole Vault/Speed & Power

 

Jane (Cox) Kolodnicki

Jane has coached High School Track & Field for 15 years in Ottawa and Calgary, both as a Jumps Coach and Head Coach at several schools. She began working with the long and triple jumpers at UCAC and the University of Calgary Dinos in the 2015-2016 season.

As an athlete, Jane started with Calgary Track West and then competed for the University of Alberta Pandas from 1989-1991. A three-time All-Canadian, she is a former CIAU (now U Sports) record holder in Women’s Long Jump and a Canada West/CIAU medalist in the 60m, Long Jump and 4x200m relay.

Ricardo Greenidge

A former Nationally ranked athlete in Track and Field as well as a member of the Canadian Bobsleigh Team, Ricardo Greenidge comes with an extensive background representing Canada in high level sport. Achieving recognition as a multiple Canadian Sprints Champion in Track and Field as well as competing in the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan for Bobsleigh, Ricardo developed a solid foundation of experience as an athlete that he now brings to his role as a coach.
Beginning as an Assistant Coach overseeing the Sprints program with the Airdrie Aces Athletics Club (AAAC) in 2011, Ricardo then went on to take over the position of AAAC Head Coach in 2015. During his time with the Aces Club, Ricardo has coached many athletes to medal wins both at the Provincial and National level.
At the start of the 2017/18 indoor season, Ricardo was offered the position of Assistant Coach (Sprints/Hurdles) of University of Calgary Dino’s Track and Field Program and he now brings his knowledge and enthusiasm for sport and coaching to his University level athletes.

Duncan Margach

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Combined Events, Speed/Power events

Natasha Quan-Vie

High School Speed/Power events

 

Dale Schoenthaler

Sprints, Hurdles

Eric Koo

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Throws

Steve Adams

MAJOR COACHING ASSIGNMENTS
• 2009 CANADA SUMMER GAMES (Head Distance Coach for Team Alberta)
• 2008 WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Personal Coach representing Team Canada)
• 2007 YOUTH LEGION NATIONALS (Head Track & Field Coach for Team Alberta)
• 2006 YOUTH LEGION NATIONALS (Head Distance Coach for Team Alberta)
MAJOR COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• 50+ Individual Provincial Club Champions during coaching tenure with the Calgary Spartans in both (Cross Country and Track & Field)
• 1 National Canadian Junior Men’s 1500m (2008 Canadian National Championships)
• 3 Athletes Named to Canadian (2008) World Cross Country Team
• 10 Athletes granted NCAA &/or CIS Athletic Scholarships during coaching tenure with Calgary Spartans in both (Cross Country and Track & Field)
• 2012 Qualified Men’s team for CCAA National Championships (1st ever for St. Mary’s University)
• 2009 ACAC Provincial Women’s Cross-Country Team Conference Champions
• 2009 CCAA National Women’s Cross-Country Team Silver medalist
• 2009 CCAA National Women’s Cross-Country Individual Silver medalist
• 2008 World Cross Country Championships Personal Coach (Edinburgh Scotland)
• 8 Individual Alberta Provincial Record Holders over an 8-year period
• Have had at least two or more athletes within my group continuously ranked in the top 5 or better Nationally from the 800m to the 10,000m, from midget level to Senior level from 2006 to 2013.

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