HEAD COACH - Dick Moss
Head Coach, Dick Moss, has an extensive competitive and coaching background. In the 1970's, he was a member of the Canadian National team, national indoor champion and Olympic trials winner in the 800m. As a member of the powerhouse Univeristy of Wisconsin track team, he was an All-American and three-time Big Ten champion in the middle distance events, and NCAA relay champion.
A Level 3 coach in both distance running and the hurdles, he has been the founding coach with Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club for over 25 years. A former OTFA Coach of the Year, Sudbury Kinsmen Coach of the Year and member of Sudbury's Sports Hall of Fame, his club athletes have won over 30 medals in OFSAA track and XC competitions, medaled in national Junior and Senior championships and qualified for a number of Canadian national teams.
He stays current with the latest sports research through his job as publisher/editor of the peUpdate.com website, a resource that provides the latest sports information to coaches and PE teachers and. He is the author of two eBooks on running and his articles have appeared in sports publications around the world.
With an emphasis on individual as well as team improvement, he and assistant coaches Darren Jermyn and Lisa Labrecque, begin their thirteenth year at the helm of the Laurentian squad.
Darren Jermyn, Assistant Coach
Coach Darren Jermyn contributes a unique set of skills and extensive experience to his position. A former bronze medalist in the OUA 1500m, a top-20 finisher at the CIS X-C Championships and a qualifier for both the CIS and Canadian Nationals in middle distance events, he has competed successfully for both the University of Western Ontario and Laurentian during his collegiate career.
Darren has been the assistant coach of the cross-country and indoor track team at Laurentian since 2000. He also coaches full-time with the Sudbury based Track North Athletic club and his athletes have won numerous Athletics Ontario, OFSAA, National Youth and National Junior Championship medals and qualified for both World Junior and Junior Pan-American Games Championships. Darren was the winner of the Sudbury Kinsmen's Coach of the Year Award in 2011.
A physiotherapist with a background in orthopaedics and sports injuries, Darren is the Regional Director of the Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network and is also a Lecturer at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Lisa Labrecque (Ouellet), Assistant Coach
Lisa Labrecque (Ouellet) brings a wealth of competitive experience to the team. While training with the Laurentian squad as an athlete/coach, Lisa became a two-time member of the Canadian National team at the World Cross-Country Championships in Brussels, Belgium in 2004, and Saint Galmier, France in 2005. She also competed for Canada's team at the Yokohama Ekiden. Lisa was also an elite middle distance runner with best times of 2:06.47 in the 800m, 4:14.64 in the 1500m, 9:14.37 in the 3000m.
While at the University of Michigan, Lisa was an All-America and NCAA Champion in the distance medley relay. A Big-Ten Champion in the Indoor 800m, she was also named to the All-Big Ten cross-country team. In cross-country she helped her Michigan squad to achieve three top-15 finishes in NCAA competition including a 7th place finish in 1997.
While coaching and training with Laurentian, Lisa works as an elementary school teacher with the Rainbow District School Board.
Jim Taylor, Assistant Coach
Jim Taylor is Laurentian's horizontal jumps specialist. In the past 10 years, Jim, who is also a coach with Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, has coached a Canadian Junior Champion in the triple jump, a two- time medallist in the triple jump at the Canadian Senior Championships, and has had a total of 12 top-ten finishes in the horizontal jumps at the national championships, including a jumper who competed for Canada at the World Junior Championships. He attended the University Of Wyoming, where he was a 3 time NCAA Qualifier in both the triple jump and long jump. Two time OFSAA silver medalist in the triple jump. Ranked top 10 in Canada in the triple jump 1984 thru 1988 before a knee injury ended his career.
Rickey Goudreau, Massage Therapist
Rickey Goudreau is a registered osteopath and massage therapist with special expertise in sports therapy. A former sprinter and coach and owner of Freedom Valley Massage Therapy, he volunteers his time providing therapy for numerous Laurentian runners and jumpers. Rickey has worked on a number of national team and Olympic athletes and his special skills are a key factor in the success of our athletes.