Founded in 2013

Dedicated Specialists in Our Field.

The Gazelles Track & Field Club are dedicated specialists in our field. Our coaching staff includes some of the most outstanding coaches in Ontario and Canada with combined knowledge and experience to help take each Athlete to the next level.
 
Our coaches follow a process and program designed to understand each individual athlete’s needs and set appropriate goals to ensure success for those athletes under their care. Our coaches interact on a personal basis with each athlete by building relationships, communicating with, motivating and pushing them to a new level to deliver results. We help athletes with their self-esteem; to believe in themselves and their abilities through education, opportunities and challenges. We help athletes maintain perspective and how to handle and rebound from failures and setbacks. Our coaches also understand the pressures that student-athletes face and establish a good working relationship to ensure success on all fronts.
 
Our Coaches Do Not:
  •  Encourage the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)
  •  Place the Athlete’s overall health in jeopardy over short-term gains
  •  Break any of the rules of competition
  •  Plagiarize from other coaches but rather have our own system on which we have based our specialties.

Coach Tabia

2008 Olympian and University of Miami Hall of Famer, garnered seven conference titles at the University of Miami, was named an All American 10 times, which ranks second-most in program history, and was the 2006 NCAA Long Jump Champion . She was also named as both a Long Jump and Triple Jump All American in all three seasons at the University of Miami. She also holds the Canadian Senior Women’s Triple Jump Record and previously held the Canadian Senior Women’s Long Jump Record. Tabia Charles is also an OFSAA Record Holder as well.

Coach Troy

Troy Adams played and excelled in several sports growing up including Basketball, Boxing, Track and field and Football. Training under coach Tony D'Oliveira along side future Olympians Nikita Holder, Justyn Warner, Tabia Charles and Anson Henry to name a few, it was here where the foundation was laid for speed, explosiveness and more importantly; how to control it. With the option of multiple Track and Football Scholarships, Troy decided to further his aspirations in football. At Northeastern State (Oklahoma) NCAA Troy majored in Health and Human Performance, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. On the field Troy achieved All-Conference conference Honors, as well as a conference Championship.

After University, Troy continued to play football Professionally with Team Canada National Team (IFAF World Championship) Atlanta Steel (IFL), Chicago Bears training camp (NFL) & the Saskatchewan Roughriders ( CFL).

Coach Michael

Coach Mike competed in the 400m, 800m and the 400m Hurdles as a High School Track & Field Athlete. He was a ROPSAA Bronze Medalist in 2011 in the 400m & 800m. In 2010 he was an OFSAA Participant for the 4 x 400m Relay. Coach Mike attended the University of Windsor. He has trained with Kerron Clement in 2016 and Coach Mike Holloway at the University of Florida. Coach Mike now focuses on the Sprints & Hurdles specializing in the intermediate hurdles events as well as the 200m and 400m.

Coach Brian Lucas

Coach Brian is a well-rounded Coach who knows firsthand the training and focus needed to be a champion. Coach Brian hails from the University of Villanova where he earned a scholarship in both Track and Field as well as Hockey. Brian was an NCAA qualifier in the 800m. In Ice Hockey Brian played for the Villanova Wildcats as “Centre”. In Track – Coach Brian was a 3-time Canadian Olympic Trails Qualifier in the 800m and OFSAA Champ in 4x100m. Brian’s all time Personal Best Times are 46.80 in the 400m and 1:47.71 in the 800m. Coach Brian’s specialty lies in the mid and long distance running as well as Cross Country.

Coach Dennison

Dennison Collins was one of Canada’s top sprinters in the 100m. He was the Ontario university 60m champion, NJCAA 100m and the 2007 Canadian Track and Field National Championships finalist.

More recently, Dennison Collins has coached his athletes to athletic stardom. One of his athletes was the top Midget Female Sprinter in Canada. She is the 2019 national champion in the 100m and 200m, 2019 OFSAA champion in 100m and 200m.

Coach Miguel Hyman

Coach Miguel has always been involved in Sports related activities, whether it’s competing at the Collegiate level in Volleyball, Basketball, Cheerleading and Track & Field. Coach Miguel became a Shiatsupractor for 20 years and has treated a variety of athletes from Track and Field, NBA, NFL, CFL, WWE and National Fitness and Body building champions. His enthusiasm and personable manner make him a great addition to our team.

Coach John

My name is John Thompson. I am a certified Secondary School Teacher in Physical Health and Education. Over the years I have been a coach of Hockey, Baseball, and Soccer. My emphasis has always been to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the athletes. My track experience comes from my competitive days as a High School and University Athlete at Laurention University. As a University athlete, I qualified for Nationals as an individual and with my team in both Track and Cross Cross between 1995 & 1999. My main events in Track were the 800m, 1000m & 1500m. As a middle-distance runner and coach, it is my philosophy that quality trumps quantity and make sure that athletes are not overtraining.

Coach Tyra

Coach Tyra was a two-year Track and Field Team Captain at Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering. She was an OFSAA Triple Jump Champion as a Senior and Canadian Junior National Triple Jump Silver Medalist. Coach Tyra went to the University of Buffalo on Scholarship where she was a 2 year Track and Field Team Captain and broke a school record in the 100m. As a student-athlete at the University of Buffalo Coach Tyra competed at the Division 1 level in long jump, triple jump, 100m, 200m and relays.

Coach David

Coach David Clarke is a Kinesiology student, CESP Certified. He is also currently a personal trainer at a Fitness gym and a former intern student at Complete Performance Centre. His experience includes working 1-on-1 with diverse populations of clientele along with training a variety of high performance athletes which has allowed him to master his training skills and expertise in exercise science along with strength and conditioning training techniques. His goal is to share his knowledge and education with the next generation of young athletes and to anyone who seeks improvement in a better quality of life.

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