Head Coach Matt Blewett
Advanced Track (Week 1)
Matt Blewett began coaching at the Legion Athletic Camp in 1993 and has worked with both the Track and Advanced Track camps during this time. He has also had the opportunity to coach and travel with the Manitoba-Northwest Ontario Command track and field team 8 times to the Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships.
While attending Kelvin High School, he competed on the cross-country, track & field, soccer, and badminton teams. He continued on to compete with the University of Manitoba track and field team and the Brick Gym Olympic Weightlifting Club. While in university he also began his coaching career working with the Kelvin High School cross-country and track & field teams.
He was a member of the 1995 Western Canada Summer Games team as an athlete and the 1999 WCSG team as the multiple events coach.
Currently he teaches Phys. Ed. and coaches the track & field team at St. John’s High School where he has worked since 2005, prior to that he taught and coached multiple sports at Isaac Newton Jr. High School.
When asked about his coaching philosophy, Matt said, “During my career as an athlete and coach I’ve had the privilege of working with and learning from many different coaches who have helped produce some of the top athletes from this province and run the most successful programs. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned from them with future generations of athletes”
** Updated March 12, 2018
Two coaches from Advanced Track competed at the U Sports Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Windsor, Ontario.
Gee-ef Nkwonta won a bronze medal in triple jump (14.68m)
Oyinkansola Akinola won a silver medal in high jump (2.13m)
Another one of our coaches Mingpu Wu has been named as a coach for the National U18 Track and Field team that will be competing in Costa Rica this summer at the NACAC games.
Contact Matt at: gmail%23com|mblewetthome