OUR COACHING STAFF


Coach Ray Riley

Head Coach

Ray Riley is an NCCP Level 3 Coach in Sprints and Hurdles, (currently working towards his Level 4 certification). Ray is also a certified IAAF level 5 Coach in Sprints and Hurdles and holds his Certified Professional Coach (ChPC) designation.

In 2012 Ray was appointed NACAC Sprints/Hurdles Coach for the Canadian team at the Under-23 Championships in Irapuato, Mexico. Ray coached four athletes at this event who went on to attend the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.

In over 12 years of coaching, Ray’s athlete’s have included over 25 Minor Track Association (MTA) champions, 50 Athletics Ontario champions, 47 OFSAA champions, and 33 Canadian national champions. Combined, the athletes have been selected for 22 Ontario teams and 11 National teams. His athletes hold 20 records at various levels of track.

Ray has had 6 Senior athletes go on to compete for NCAA schools in the United States and over 15 CIS athletes competing for schools in Canada.Ray attributes his athlete’s success to his three mentors. Jim Woolley, who instilled in Ray the love for track, and taught him patience.  Brent Mcfarlane who gave him an abundance of knowledge about the sport, and finally,  Gary Crossley who put all these components together and taught him how to be a leader.

Ray’s passion for coaching was fueled by Luc Vangrootel as well as his father-in-law Bill Hooks, whom he often sat with and listened to.

Coach Jonathan Clayton

Head Sprint Coach & Club Manager

Currently completing his Level 2 NCCP Coaching certification, Jonathan brings a wealth of sprint experience to Invictus.

A former 100m and 200m specialist, an OFSAA medalist in the 100m, and a U17 Canadian medalist in the 100m, Jonathan is focused on helping athletes achieve their potential.

He has seen his athletes compete as OFSAA finalists, provincial finalists (including as members of the Ontario team), as well as compete at the U17 National track and field meet each year.

He has coached national gold and silver medalists in both the 200m, 400m, and the 4x200m and has athletes ranked in the top 10 for both the U18 and U20 Canadian rankings. He has also seen his athletes go on to compete for NCAA schools in the United States.

Jonathan has had the opportunity to train as an athlete under experienced coaches such as Gary Crossley, Bruce Glebe, Mike Galasso, and Thomas Fitzgerald and uses those training opportunities to shape unique and challenging workouts for his athletes.

Along with Ray Riley, Jonathan is a founding director of Invictus Athletics.


 

Coach Vicki Webb

Head Throws Coach

Young Olympian Coaches