Next up in the coaches spotlight is Joseph McDonough. Joseph is currently a teacher in Thunder Bay, Ontario who began coaching after graduating from Lakehead University. Coaching has since been a big commitment for him, as he is now involved in coaching Track & Field at a local high school, for the Lakehead University team, and sprints/hurdles for Lakehead Running Club.
We had the opportunity to discuss Joseph’s recent coaching certification process, and we are thrilled to share some of his feedback on the experience.
We asked Joseph to explain and be open of his expectations upon entering the pathway, his rationale for upgrading, the support along the way and how the overall certification journey went.
Q: Pathway expectations?
“I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I didn’t think contacting Athletics Ontario or Evaluator would be as easy as it was. The feedback and turnaround time on emails were great. Everyone involved was helpful and made navigating the process a lot easier. ”