Coaches

  • Dave Christiani
    CTAC Head Coach

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    Dave Christiani

    CTAC Head Coach

    Dave has been coaching young athletes at the high school level for 32 years, and club athletes for 28 years. Retired from teaching, Dave now coaches full time at the Central Toronto Athletic Club. As Head Coach at CTAC, Dave is responsible for coaching our recreational and competitive athletes for U14 to U20. He is also responsible for designing the training programs for our CTAC athletes, and advising our coaching staff on the implementation of their programs.

    Dave’s goal is to enable and inspire athletes of all ages, to maximize their potential and instill self-confidence by creating a relaxed and positive environment where athletes will succeed. Dave believes athletes achieve their full athletic potential in a structured and nurturing environment, and that they gain strength from the synergy that exists in a strong training group. Everyone improves at an accelerated rate.

    Dave not only has an extensive background in middle distance coaching, but is also a seasoned coaching course instructor/evaluator and race organizer.

  • Amanda Lampard
    Coach

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    Amanda Lampard

    Coach

    Amanda is a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Sport Coach with Athletics Canada. She has taught in the private school system before giving up her career to focus on raising her three children. She is an accredited British Gymnastics Coach for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and has coached at a private school in London, England. Amanda has been a competitive athlete her entire life having run marathons and half marathons and currently enjoys competing at the regional level in cross fit competitions.

    Aside from her coaching expertise, Amanda brings energy, a strong willingness to learn, and a female perspective to our coaching staff. She shares the responsibilities of monitoring and coaching the High School Group along with Dave and has been coaching with CTAC for 7 years.

    In addition to her NCCP Sport Coach Certification, Amanda is pending her Club Coach Qualification with Athletics Canada.

  • Sue Pribaz
    Development Lead Coach

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    Sue Pribaz

    Development Lead Coach

    With her first 10 km at 8 years of age, Sue has not stopped, whether it is a run with one of her kids or running one of her yearly marathons. As a runner for over 40 years, she is still running and competing with her family or individually in races from the 5 km to the marathon. Sue was the inaugural winner of the Toronto Scotiabank marathon and still is competing at this distance.

    A physical education/guidance counsellor with the TCDSB, Sue has coached cross country and track for over 25 years at the high school level. She has a phys. Ed degree and masters in sport psychology. And when time permitted, she also coached at her children’s elementary school.

    Sue has been a CTAC parent for a number of years, while also filling in gaps when needed for the coaches. She has also represented the club in the masters division.

  • Rosalind (Roz) Morton
    Development Coach

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    Rosalind (Roz) Morton

    Development Coach

    Roz has been an avid runner for over thirty years, both as a competitive athlete and as a recreational runner. Roz competed in track and field in high school and medaled in both the 1500m & 3000m distances at OFSAA, as well as medaled in Cross Country (OFSAA) along with a 6th place finish at Junior Nationals.

    As an adult, she enjoys road racing in distances from the 5 km to the marathon. Roz recently placed 3rd Master in the 5 km Canadian Road Championship and was a second place overall finisher in the Hamilton Marathon last year breaking the 3-hour barrier.

    Roz has been a school teacher for 20 years with 7 years experience as a Physical Education teacher. She presently teaches at Blake Street Public School with TDSB and coaches both the Cross-Country and Track & Field teams.

  • Katherine Lampard
    Intro Lead Coach

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    Katherine Lampard

    Intro Lead Coach

    Katherine has recently completed her Masters in Teaching degree at the University of Toronto, OISE. Katherine also has experience coaching the Havergal College Cross Country and Track teams, where she coached the senior girls 4x400m team to an OFSAA final in 2019.

    Katherine brings 10 years of training and racing experience to the CTAC coaching team, as she competed at the university level for 5 years, achieving Cross Country All-Canadian and OUA All-Star team titles throughout her time at both Western and UofT.

    As an ex-CTAC athlete herself, Katherine hopes to bring insight and knowledge to a team of young and driven athletes, so they can reach their goals and have fun while training and racing with CTAC.