Head Coach, Sprints - Junior development, Senior
Bradley is a trained NCCP Performance coach (level 3) in the sprints and hurdles and started working with the York University Track and Field Club in the summer of 2013. Before joining the club, Bradley trained and competed for the York University Lions Varsity team for 5 seasons in the combined events and in 2013 graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
Bradley currently coaches with both the Junior Development Sprints program and the York Lions Varsity Sprints program.
Jumps - senior
Raymond Rudder is the Head Coach for the York Lions Track & Field and Cross Country program. He joined the Lions coaching staff in 2015 to work with the multi-event athletes. He comes to York with a wealth of experience working with professional sports teams and Olympic, World and collegiate athletes, as well as implementing youth development programs to successful elite junior athletes.
Rudder has a bachelor’s degree in physical education and sport from the International School of Physical Education and Sport in Cuba in 2006, and a master’s degree in management science from the Indiana Institute of Technology in 2014. He is also an IAAF Academy Level 5-certified chief coach and completed an internship at the IAAF High Performance Regional Development Center in Havana in the horizontal jumps.
Jumps - Junior Development, Senior
Mary joined the Club in 2016 to work with the MTA athletes and has been coaching the Junior development jumps program since 2017. She also works with the York Lions as an assistant coach in the Jumps. Before working with the Club, she was an accomplished jumper. In 2003 and 2004, she was the Canadian Junior Champion in the Triple Jump and competed for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers during her undergraduate degree. She remains ranked, at Northern Iowa, No.1 all-time in the triple jump indoors and No. 4 all-time outdoors. She is a trained Club Coach in the NCCP system.
Distance - Junior Development
Joshua joined the Club during the 2015 season to coach the MTA group. He competed for the York Lions as a Middle Distance Runner for 5 seasons, specializing in the 600m indoors.
Joshua has been leading the distance program since 2018
Pole vault - senior
Ayre is an Athletics Performance Coach with a multitude of experience. He also coaches for the York Lions in the Vault and has produced numerous CIS/USPORT national medallists and champions during his time with the team.
Pole Vault - Junior Development
Peter joined the club in 2018, and brings with him a vast amount of experience coaching pole vault during his career as a high school teacher, which includes numerous OFSAA medalists.
Throws - Junior development
Nathan joined the club in 2017 to work with Junior Athletes. He also works with the York Lions as an assistant coach in the throws. Nathan has over 4 years of experience coaching at the high school level where he has produced OFSAA Finalists and Medalists in the throws.
While a student at Mount Mercy University (Iowa), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree, Nathan was NAIA All-American and two time MCC Conference Champion in the Shot Put. Nathan is the school record holder in both the indoor and outdoor shot put at Mount Mercy University. Nathan also holds a Master of Social Work degree from U of Toronto.
Anna has been working with the MTA group since the fall of 2017, helping to take over the lead from Coach Mary and Coach Joshua. Anna is a middle distance runner, and has competed for the York Lions both on the track and with the Cross Country team.
jumps - junior development
Richard joined the coaching staff in 2017 as a junior development jumps coach. He graduated from York with a degree in Mathematics for Education in 2016 and competed for the York Lions for 5 seasons, earning multiple medals at the OUA and CIS championships throughout his career, including a Men’s Team Gold in 2014.
Diana joined the coaching staff for the MTA group in the fall of 2018 as a mentor coach. She is currently a sprinter with the York Lions and has competed for the Women’s track team at the USPORT Championships in the 4x200m in both her years with the team.
COMBINED EVENTS - jUNIOR DEVELOPMENT
Sarah is trained at the Sport Coach level in Athletics and joined the Club during the 2016 season as the Multi-Events coach She brings experience from competing as a part of the York Lions team as a Combined-Events athlete, as well as competing in high jump at the 2016 OUA championships.