Phillip Hadley has been a coach in Canada, United States and Australia at all school levels from elementary to university. He is a math and calculus teacher at KES where is also head coach of cross country and track and field, and is the current Athletics NS Sprint and Hurdles Event Group Coach. Hadley is a graduate of World Athletics Academy in Endurance and also the World Athletics Academy in Sprints, Relays and Hurdles; perhaps the only coach in Canada to successfully complete both courses. Hadley also holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Jumps and Youth Specialization; he has been a visiting coach three times at the US Olympic Training Centre, including as an Emerging Elite Coach. In August 2023 he was the head coach of Team Nova Scotia / Nunavut for the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships. A few times a year he can be found leading NCCP instruction in Sport Coach and Club Coach levels for sprints, hurdles, relays, endurance, horizontal jumps and vertical jumps. Hadley is also a NCCP Level 2 Swim Coach. His athletes have ranged from novices, to Provincial and national champions. Instagram.
Ian Shaw has coached extensively in Ontario and Nova Scotia. He is currently the head coach of Avon View High School where his athletes have competed for and won provincial championships.
Brodi Robinson has 6 years of coaching experience at both King’s-Edgehill School in Nova Scotia and Trinity College School in Ontario. Focusing primarily in distance running, Brodi has raced competitively for over 15 years, racing in Cross Country Running at both the high-school and university level where he was the captain of his team in his Senior year. Now, he focuses his training to be competitive in local 5 and 10k road races. Brodi holds his NCCP Sport Coach Level Track and Field through Athletics Canada.
Greg Wile is the long time throws coach at Avon View High School.
Stefan Pailos started throwing shot put and discus at age 12 and went on to win multiple provincial and national gold medals before being recruited to Yale University's Division 1 track and field team.
Coach Paula James has been involved in track and field, cross country running and road racing for 35 years. She was a NS senior high school champion in cross country, 400m and 800m races in the 1990s representing Nova Scotia nationally on many provincial teams. At this time she held Nova Scotia provincial junior and senior records in the 400m and 400m hurdles events. While at Dalhousie University she competed nationally in cross country running and was a 9 time time national medalist on the track including 2 Canadian university gold medals in the 600m event. She continues to race as a masters runner and holds an indoor masters Canadian national record for the 5000m and has recently become one of the country’s top ranked masters marathoners. Paula also gives back to the sport she loves so much. She has served on the provincial board of both Athletics Nova Scotia and Run Nova Scotia. She was an advocate for gender equity in Nova Scotia school sport cross country race distances and as race director for the Windsor 5k she initiated the province’s first gender equal start line. Paula has coached many local provincial medalists at the middle and high school level for track and cross county and is a smiling face at Nova Scotia track meets where you will often find her working as a start or finish line official. But if a Crown club championship was on the line she would be more than happy to put on her spikes to compete and earn points for the club. Paula is the Cross Country sport leader for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games. She has a special interest in coaching long sprints and middle distance running and loves preparing athletes for the relays. According to Paula the 4x400m is the most exciting race on the track!