Gilbert named Athletics Canada Head Coach

From Athletics Canada:

Athletics Canada named Glenroy Gilbert to the position of Head Coach, and announced that Simon Nathan will soon begin in the role of High Performance Director.

“I look forward to this new opportunity as we continue to grow the sport domestically and internationally,” said Gilbert. “Alongside Simon, we are committed to elevating our status worldwide.”

Gilbert’s recent accomplishments are impressive, he led the men’s 4×100-metre relay team to a bronze medal at the 2015 IAAF World Championships and at the 2016 Olympic Games. Also in Rio, he led the women’s 4×400-metre relay team to a fourth-place finish, and the women’s 4×100-metre relay team to a seventh-place finish. From 2006 to 2014 he was Athletics Canada’s lead relay coach, in 2014-2015 he worked with the Canadian Paralympic Committee in the position of Senior Coordinator, High Performance and Games Enhancements. As a coach, he has attended four Olympic Games and seven World Championships.

“The first order of business is to ensure athletes and coaches have everything they need to perform at their best ahead of the IAAF World Championships in London,” said Gilbert when asked what comes next. “Performance on demand continues to be our number one focus. We are emerging from an outstanding Canadian Championships and will keep the momentum throughout our preparation camps in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and Guadalajara, Spain; and then into London for the IAAF World Championships. Our coach-led, athlete-centered approach is paramount to our continued international success.”

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