Being passionate about competitive sports, in addition to my professional work I have volunteered for the past two decades as a cycling and running coach. I have coached a number of athletes through their careers progressing from beginner to national team levels, including international competitions.
Among the athletes that I currently coach are Todd Hayes from Ann Arbor, MI, a World Champion and USA Record Holder (masters) track cycling sprinter; Julia Bradley from Toronto, a multi-year medal winner at the Canadian National Track Cycling Championships and Olympic short-list member for the 2012 London Olympics; and Rhonda Stickle from Oro-Medonte, a professional women’s international road cyclist, elite marathon runner (at the Boston Marathon in 2011) and elite mountain bike racer.
On a number of occasions I managed the Ontario Provincial Track Cycling Team at the Canadian National Track Championships. I have also managed the Team RACE Pro Track Team at World Cup events in Copenhagen, Manchester and Los Angeles. I have organized, managed and coached numerous cycling training camps in Vermont, Quebec, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado and South Carolina.
As a coach I build and maintain collaborative relationships with other sports professionals like strength and conditioning trainers, other specialist coaches, physiotherapists, naturopaths, sports medicine physicians, etc., many of whom donate their services.
I have completed numerous courses on the science of coaching and on exercise physiology. Among the courses I completed is a United States Cycling Federation (USCF)-recognized course in power-based training techniques at the East Coast Training Conference offered by Hunter Allen and The Peaks Coaching Group.
I am a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)-certified coach at the National level in cycling. I am also a nationally-certified commissaire (cycling official) and have officiated at numerous local, regional, national and international events.