My name is John Thompson. I am a certified Secondary School Teacher in Physical Health and Education. Over the years I have been a coach of Hockey, Baseball, and Soccer. My emphasis has always been to make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the athletes. My track experience comes from my competitive days as a High School and University Athlete at Laurention University. As a University athlete, I qualified for Nationals as an individual and with my team in both Track and Cross Cross between 1995 & 1999. My main events in Track were the 800m, 1000m & 1500m. As a middle-distance runner and coach, it is my philosophy that quality trumps quantity and make sure that athletes are not overtraining.