Coaches

  • Cheryl Bowman
  • Ken Campbell
  • Andrew Mitchell
  • Rich Newell
  • James Sniatenchuk
  • Lana Vanderlee
  • Luke Salata (Coach in Training)

Andrew Mitchell

Andrew Mitchell (Mitch) has been with KWTFA since July 2011, as a coach of the Fastrack Program working with ambulatory athletes in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m races.  Andrew has his NCCP Level 1 Theory certification, and hopes to continue his coaching education.  Andrew also has a BSc and MSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, and is currently working towards a PhD degree in Physiology with a specialization in Muscle Biology.  Andrew was part of the Waterloo Warriors Football team from 2004-2006, and continues to run and weight train in his free time.  


Lana Vanderlee

Lana Vanderlee has been working with KWTFA for about 2 years, helping Andrew with the Fastrack program.  Primarily, Lana helps to run practice, pace the athletes, and attends 2 practices per week.  Lana was a member of the Waterloo Warriors Women's Volleyball team from 2004-2008 and was an assistant coach with the team from 2010-2012.  Lana has a BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and is currently pursuing a PhD in Nutrition and Health Policy in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.  She enjoys running, weight training and boxing in her spare time.  



Coach Emeritus and found - Brent McFarlane

Brent McFarlane has served more than thirty Canadian national teams, and he has coached on four Canadian Olympic teams, including serving as Canada’s Head Coach for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.


McFarlane has been a volunteer coach in Waterloo County for more than 38 years with the K-W Track & Field Association. Athletes from his training groups have established: 22 Canadian Records, 38 Provincial Records, 40 National Champions, 185 Ontario Champions (includes 52 OFSSA High School Champions). 43 Waterloo County athletes have been on Canadian National Teams. In 2002 he received the first annual ‘Special Recognition Award’ from the Big Brothers of Kitchener–Waterloo for his contribution to local sport and athletes in the K-W community. He was honoured in 2004 for his volunteer service with the ‘Waterloo Award’ by the City of Waterloo. In 2006 he was named to the Waterloo County Hall of Fame as a community builder.