NTFC Coaches

Tyler Heisterman - Head Coach
NCCP Performance Coach (Endurance). My running career started with the Nanaimo Track and Field club at the age of 10.  Former middle distance runner (800M, 1500M and 1500M steeplechase.)  Competed in BC Summer Games, BC High Schools and National Youth Legions.  Ran for UVic for 2 years before retiring from competition.
Bernie Katzberg - Head Throws Coach
NCCP Performance Coach Certified. Coach for Team BC at Youth Legions Championships. Zone 6 Summer Games Coach. High School throws coach. NTFC Vice President
Mike Viers - Head Power/Speed  Coach
NCCP Performance Coach trained. Has coached intermediate to advanced power/speed athletes with the club since 2004. A former competitive sprinter who was a member of ten B.C. provincial and four Canadian national teams.
Wanda Urbanowicz - Sprints/Hurdles
NCCP Club Coach trained. Zone 6 BC Summer Games Coach. JD, HS + Masters sprint + hurdle coach. Competed as a high school, university and club track athlete in Toronto a long time ago :)
Philip Vanini - Throws + Conditionin
Phillip Vannini has been involved in track + field for over thirty years, as an athlete, coach, writer, broadcaster, and organizer. He has been a discus thrower and shot-putter since 1988 and since re-discovering his love for competition and adult-aged physical activity in 2014 he has improved his PBs which he set while back in university,. He enjoys coaching all the throws and he is especially involved with training NTFC athletes based on Gabriola Island.
Sven Donaldson - Pole Vault
NCCP Club Coach trained. Level 2 CSIA Instructor, Level 1 CADS Instructor (special needs skiing) and Level 1 CSCF Coach. Masters Track + Field Athlete
Win Myint - Junior Development
NCCP Sport Coach. JD Sprint and Winter Conditioning
Shelby Drope - XC + Mid Distance
Practicing accomplished elite trail and road running athlete. Vice President of the Bastion Run Club and Co-founder and Group Leader of the Westwood Run Club. Senior Employee @ Frontrunners Nanaimo. Passionate 'student of the sport' and champion of our running community.
Melissa Ross - XC+Endurance
NCCP Sport Coach Certified, a member of the Bastion & Westwood Running Clubs. Competed in multiple Canadian 10k Championships & Canadian Cross Country Championships, represented Canada at the World Mountain Runnnig Championships. Coaches, trains and races on the trail, track & road. Specializes in endurance. Aspires to one day be a full time coach!
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