COACHES

Track

Wayne Bulak is a retired teacher and level 3 certified coach for sprints and hurdles. He has been coaching in the Kingston community for many years and providing athletes opportunities to both train and compete. Wayne has been involved in track and field at the KASSAA level as the previous coach of the NDSS T&F and Cross Country programs as well as a present coach with the KASSAA hurdles group. He has been a provincial coach for the National Legion Championships and Canada Games. Wayne has coached at the National level as the sprints coach for the 2003 FISU Championships. He was also the sprints and hurdles coach at Queen's for 12 years and is currently the head coach of the running program at RMC. Wayne has coached with many clubs in the Kingston area over his coaching career and we are excited to have him as part of the KTFC.

 Brodie became involved in Track and Field after watching his daughter compete for many years at the local and provincial competitive level. Brodie is trained as a Level I Sport coach in all track and field disciplines and as a Level II Club coach in sprints and hurdles. 

In addition to track and field, he has also coached several adult age-group triathletes at local events. As an athlete, Brodie has competed in numerous triathlons and running events in all distances up to marathon and Ironman 70.3

Claire attended, and ran track and field, at LCVI where she competed in 80m Hurdles, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, triple jump, and sprints. She participated in OFSAA medaling in the 80m hurdles. She also participated in Provincial and National meets throughout her high school track and field career. Claire attended Western University and was a member of the track and field
team competing in 60m hurdles and sprints throughout her four years of undergrad. Previously she has coached along with the Run, Jump, Throw program for KTFC and she is excited to share
her love of hurdles and track with the athletes.

Dacey is currently a Varsity athlete competing for the University of Windsor Lancers in the OUA and at local, Provincial, and National level competitions with KTFC. Dacey has coached athletes from minor track up to competitive high school age and would very much like to continue coaching after completing her studies.  As a sprint specialist, Dacey’s favourite event is the 4x100 relay. 

Katie went to highschool at Bayridge Secondary School where she ran 80m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, sprints, and relays. She was a multi-time OFSSAA participant and placed 5th in the 80mH at OFSSAA in 2012. Katie moved to London, Ontario after high school to complete her Engineering undergraduate and master’s degree. Here she was a member of the Varsity Track and Field Team and competed in 60m hurdles and 60m sprint as a Western athlete for 5 years. In the past she was the head coach/organizer of the Run Jump Throw program for
KTFC. She is excited work with KTFC hurdlers and looks forward to sharing her knowledge, and experience with all the athletes.

This Position is Currently Vacant

Throws

Melody has been coaching throws in Kingston since September 1988 when she accepted the position of Head Track and Field Coaching and Instructor in the School of Physical and Health Education at Queen’s University. A former National Team athlete she competed numerous times internationally representing Canada in the shot put and discus. Major teams that she was selected to include: 2 Commonwealth Games, Pan-Am Games, World University Games FISU, and a World Championship. Area athletes Melody has coached have won 27 OFSAA medals, over 140 Ontario Track and Field Association medals and 18 Canadian age group medals. Area athletes she has worked with have also earned 7 National Team selections and 5 Canada Games Team selections. Since retiring as Head Track and Field Coach at Queen’s in April 2011 she has been teaching full time in the Queen’s School of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Melody was selected to the Kingston Hall of Fame in recognition of her contributions to the sport of track and field in 2012. Driven to give back to the sport that has given her so much, Melody works with any athlete [grade 9 to Masters], who is determined to train hard and is focused on realizing their potential.

Tim was a scholarship athlete in hockey at Princeton University from 1984 to 1987, and has competed at the provincial and national level in hockey, fastball, track and field, baseball and soccer. He has coached extensively in Ontario and Alberta in hockey, volleyball and track and field throws. He founded and coached the Limestone Throwers field and track club in 2009, and joined with the KTFC upon formation.

Jumps

Jennifer Couture (formerly Jennifer Payne) was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. Her love of track and field started in Grade 3, as a recreational high jumper, and she went on to pursue this event and many others over her lengthy track and field career. Jennifer competed as a varsity track and field athlete at The University of Wester Ontario and Dalhousie University, where she earned a B.Sc. (honours Kinesiology) and M.Sc. (Honours Kinesiology). Jennifer competed in the events high jump, pole vault and indoor pentathlon, which included 60m hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and 800m. Jennifer competed at the Canadian University Championships in all four of her competitive years, with her best performance securing a bronze medal place in the high jump in her last competitive season in 2006. In 2006, Jennifer also competed at the Olympic trials for HJ and PV. Following her competitive career, Jennifer became a multi-event coach at Dalhousie University. After graduating from Dalhousie, Jennifer took a full time position at York University as an assistant track and field coach for the varsity team, and the head coach and manager of the York University Track and Field Club. Jennifer returned to Kingston in 2009 to pursue an Education degree and started as a vertical jumps coach for Queen's University. Jennifer now works in cancer research for Queen's University (NCIC Clinical Trials Group) and is a volunteer vertical jumps coach in the community. Jennifer will be working with all jumpers in the KTFC.

Kim stumbled into the sport of track and field late while attending Queen’s University.  With a background in gymnastics, she fell in love with pole vault instantly.  Finding her way to the national championships (CIS), she decided to continue with PV after graduation. She helped coach the event group and built a life-long friendship with teammate Jen Payne (Couture) in the process.  As her own high school didn’t have a track program, she became passionate about introducing athletes to the sport as she began her teaching career at Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute.  Kim has led KCVI to 3 city championships and many local pole vaulters to success in both Eastern Ontario and Provincial Championships (OFSAA).  Together, she and Jen will continue working with those who want to fly….  Helping them reach their greatest heights!

Minor Track

 

Cheryl began training as an athlete with the Kingston Track and Field Club during high school. Focused on the sprints and horizontal jumps.Cheryl competed at weekly Twilight meets and the Ontario Summer Games. After becoming employed with the Limestone District School Board, she was able to coach at the high school level for over 10 years. Cheryl joined the Minor Track Program to help foster a love of the sport to our youngest athletes. 

 

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Wes has helped coach track and cross country for local schools.  He is a high school teacher, and a father of two active boys.