NCCP LV III Endurance
NCCP LV II Sprints & Hurdles
Chartered Professional Coach Designation
Coach Zack is the Dragons youngest coach. Zack got his start with the Dragons in high school under now retired Dragons’ coach Bill Cunliffe. Zack competed for Courtice Secondary School for five year before competing for the Windsor Lancers Cross Country & Track team during his undergrad. During the 2019 academic year, Zack had the opportunity to work with coach Paula Schnurr and the McMaster Marauders Cross Country and Track Team while completing his master’s degree.
Zack started coaching with the Dragons in January of 2019 after representing the Club as an athlete since 2008. He completed his Club Coach Endurance certification (NCCP Level 2) in March of 2019. Zack furthered his coaching development later that year completing his Performance Coach Certification in December. Most recently, Coach Zack successfully attained his Chartered Professional Coach Designation (ChPC). Zack is also working on his second master’s degree at the University of Florida in Sports Management with a specialization in Athlete Development.
Coach Zack does his best to bring enthusiasm and youth to the Dragons while instilling a love and passion for the sport. His main objective is to create cohesive and trusting coach-athlete relationships with all his athletes.
NCCP LV II Endurance
Four-Time National Team Member
Coach Angie brings to her coaching background a stellar athletic career. After winning a combined 7 OFSAA Championships between the track and cross country, Angie found her way down to Boston on a full scholarship where she competed for the Eagles of Boston College. While at Boston College she earned 9 All-American citations including a silver medal in the indoor mile at the 1997 NCAA Indoor Championships, and a bronze medal finish at the 1996 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Coach Angie holds personal bests of 2:06 in the 800m, 4:15 in the 1500m, and 9:14 in the 3000m the latter two both Boston College Records. She also won numerous national medals at both the Canadian Cross Country and Track Championships. She is a four-time National Team member competing twice at the World Cross Country Championships. She also won a bronze medal at the U20 Pan Am Championships in the 1500m.
Angie started her coaching career as an assistant coach with the Eagles upon graduating from Boston College. After moving back home and her daughters showing interest in track and field she started coaching with the Dragons. Coach Angie is the Club's lead Junior and Youth development coach. These athletes under her expertise and knowledge have won numerous provincial championships as teams and individuals, and have set provincial and area records.
Coach Donna, Olympian
NCCP LV III Sprints & Hurdles
NCCP LV III Jumps
NCCP LV III Throws
Coach Donna was in her last year of high school when she discovered a love for track and field and found herself at the 1984 Olympic Games. As a late bloomer she started training for the Heptathlon (Hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 meters, long jump, javelin and 800m).
Donna attended school at the University of Toronto where she trained for the heptathlon under coach Andy Higgins. Under Andy’s tutelage she discovered her favourite events; sprints, hurdles and the long jump. Coach Donna broke the Canadian record 6.61 followed by a 6.72m Long Jump and also competed the hurdles where she set more records.
Now that her competitive days are behind her, she now look to the future where she can pass the torch to the future of Canadian athletics through Quest Sports Track and Field Club. She started Quest through training her own children, one was a hurdler and the other was a baseball player who needed to develop his speed. She was not interested in developing a big club but more interested in developing a small club with high quality club athletes where they can receive lots of attention and lots of attention to detail.
Coach Dale founded Durham Dragons in the early 2000s. He also serves as the Club’s President. Before founding the Dragons, at university Dale competed for the University of Waterloo Warriors under coach Peter Grinbergs.
Over the past two decades Coach Dale has successfully coached athletes ranging from elementary to high school, and collegiate. He has coached numerous provincial and national champions, many of which have gone onto represent Team Canada internationally.
Coach Dale is a high school teacher at Pickering High School where he also heads the cross country and track programs. Pickering has been a regional and provincial powerhouse at the high school level winning many individual and team LOSSA and OFSAA champions.