COACH RUNNING & JUMPING
Vickie Croley is the Head Coach of the Track and Field Team at the University of Western Ontario. She began coaching Damian in 2010. Vickie is in charge of Damian’s running and jumping.
Gar Leyshon is a high school teacher at Montcalm Secondary School in London. Gar coaches basketball and track and field and was one of Damian’s very first coaches. Gar has been coaching Damian since 2006. Damian has never beaten Gar in a game of HORSE and hates going out with him in public since women find Gar irresistible!
COACH POLE VAULT
Dave Collins is a high school teacher at Oakridge Secondary School in London. Dave coaches pole vault at the University of Western Ontario. Dave is Damian’s pole vault coach and is the youngest of Damian’s coaches.
Brian Gastaldi has been a physiotherapist for 40 years and has traveled all over the world with various teams in various sports. Brian has worked with world class athletes and he has been seeing Damian since 2011.
Dennis Nielsen is also a teacher at Montcalm. Dennis coaches basketall and was the man who started the track and field team at Montcalm where Damian began his career. Dennis is Damian’s throws coach.
Dave Zelibka is Damian’s physio. Dave is a newcomer to London but has worked extensively with Track and Field athletes, most notably his sister in law Jessica Zelinka.
DR. LISA FISCHER
Dr. Fischer is the Director, Primary Care Sport Medicine at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic, in London Ontario. This is a multidisciplinary clinic providing care for all levels of athletes, with a mandate of “keeping active people active”. She is an assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine at Western University with a cross appointment as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dept of Kinesiology.
Maria Mountain is Damian’s strength coach and the owner of Revolution Conditioning. Maria works with professional and amateur athletes and has helped several NHL and MLB players reach their potential. She is also the home town strength coach for Scott Moyer and Tessa Virtue. Maria has been working with Damian since 2012.
Jeff is the business manager for Team Warner and handles all corporate partnerships, sponsorship agreements, speaking engagement requests, media inquiries and general management duties. Jeff has an Honors Degree in Physical Education from Western University and an MBA from Oxford.
RIO OLYMPICS 2016
Samantha has a passion for photography, especially in live sports. She has been the team photographer for the Western Mustangs football team for the past 3 years and her work has appeared in a number of national publications including the Globe and Mail and Where in Toronto