Meet the coaches

Meet the team behind the team

Our coaches are athletes themselves, so they understand what it takes to become the fastest and excel at your sport. Before establishing MAXIMUS Performance, our coaches were setting national records and competing at at the highest levels. They realized the impact that speed had in all sports and wanted to share their expertise to teach the proper running techniques to youth athletes. Combined they have an extensive background in teaching, coaching and exercise science. Now it’s your turn to become your best with one of Canada’s best!

Dave Tomlin

Co-Founder, Lead Speed & Agility Program Advisor

Dave Tomlin holds multiple regional and provincial age-group sprint records from Grade 7 through high school. He was a World Junior Track and Field Championship Bronze Medalist in 1994. Dave capped off his junior career by winning double gold in the 100m/200m at the 1995 Pan American Junior Championships. The following year, he was the Canadian Senior National Champion in the 200m. Later, he went on to make multiple appearances on Canadian national teams, including a semifinal appearance at the 2003 World Indoor Championships. He has extensive experience in coaching as he was a coach at University of Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University, and Chula Vista High Performance Training Centre.

Kenen shadd

Co founder, Speed & Agility & head jumps coach

Kenen Shadd has excelled on the international level in long jump and triple jump. In high school, he was an OFSAA record holder and five-time champion in triple jump, triple Canadian Junior Champion (twice triple jump, once long jump), and a finalist at both the Pan American Junior Championships and IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships. Shadd’s high school exploits earned him a full ride scholarship to the NJCAA, where he became a national champion and All-American in the triple jump. He then moved on to compete at the NCAA Div. 1 level. Kenen has had the privilege to be coached by some of the top coaches in the world. In his spare time he enjoys giving motivational speeches to children.

Dwayne Harriott

Speed & Agility & assistant jumps coach

Dwayne Harriott is a 5 time OFSSA Gold medallist, 3 time Canadian national champion, 3 time Ontario Legion champion, Under 15 and Under 17 Triple Jumper record holder, 2 time CI’s Canadian Champion in the sport of track and field, and Illinois state champion. He has had the privilege of representing Canada in various International competitions and placed 5th in the Pan American games in 2005. Dwayne was a personal trainer for many years improving his clients’ physical fitness and health. He holds a BA degree in Education and takes pride in helping athletes excel within their sport, as a coach and physical education teacher. Today’s athletes are the future, tomorrow’s heroes, and today’s rising stars.

Crystal Shadd

Speed & Agility & Biomechanics specialist

As a college professor, Crystal Shadd has an extensive background in the fitness and health promotion field both academically and by experience. She holds a Masters in Exercise Science as well as certifications in Coaching as well as Speed and Explosion. Crystal has competed for Canada for 11 years in the sport of track and field. She held the Jr. Canadian National record for the triple jump for several years and still holds several Provincial and high school records in the 100m, 200m, triple jump and long jump. Crystal was offered over 15 different scholarships from different Division 1 colleges. In her days of training, she trained with top world class athletes and coaches in both track and field and in weight training. She also coached and attended many world class symposiums at the Olympic Training Center and US Jr. Olympic development camps.

Vicki Webb

Speed & Agility & head Throws coach

With 25 years of experience as both an athlete and a coach in javelin throw, Vicki brings to the field a real passion for the sport.  Over the years as an athlete, Vicki was a two-time Canadian national team member, two-time Canadian Champion, two-time silver medalist at the Canadian Championships and three-time OFSAA medalist in the javelin throw. As an athlete, Vicki had the opportunity to develop her technical knowledge of the sport while being coached by three-time Canadian Olympic throws coach, Richard Parkinson and USA national javelin coach Tom Pukstys. After her competitive years of throwing, Vicki has now shifted her focus to developing young athletes by sharing her knowledge and passion for the event using a holistic approach. Vicki’s athletes have found success at the OFSAA and National levels and have gone onto post-secondary education to secure athletic scholarships at NCAA division One schools. 

Nancy Spreitzer

Speed & Agility & assistant jumps Coach

As a Physical Education teacher, Nancy Spreitzer is very passionate about teaching and coaching youth. Nancy played basketball, volleyball and track and field growing up and now coaches these sports. She was Junior Athlete of the Year and Graduating Athlete of the year at her high school. In University, Nancy competed for four years in track and field and one year of basketball at the University of Waterloo where she was an Academic All Canadian for three years. For track and field she was UW’s Rookie of the Year, Captain for two years and MVP in her final year. Giving back and helping other people is very important to Nancy. She was recognized as a two time OUA Community Service Award Winner and a CIS Community Service Award Winner. Nancy really enjoys getting to know her athletes while providing feedback so that they can ultimately be successful athletically, academically and by helping others in our community.

Jenna Westaway

Middle Distance coach

Jenna Westaway is from Calgary, AB, and calls Waterloo home. She’s an elementary teacher with the Waterloo District School Board, and is guided by a vision to develop competency and confidence in students & athletes, so that they can touch into their own inherent power. 

Prior to her career of teaching and coaching, Jenna herself was a student athlete (middle distance). She attended the University of Calgary where she was named Athlete of the Year(2016), and represented both the school and Canada at the 2015 World Championships. Jenna holds multiple age-group records, most notably two Senior National Records in the indoor 800m (1:59.87) and 1000m (2:37.02). She qualified for 9 Canadian teams, and held a Top-8 world ranking for 2 seasons. 

Jenna understands the importance of intentional practice, joy in movement, healthy relationship, and injury prevention. She brings these aspects to her coaching practice, all in the pursuit of excellence!  

Daniel Fournier

Long Distance coach

Dan is a distance runner based in Waterloo with personal bests of 14:59 (5K), 31:29 (10K) and 1:10:50 (half-marathon). In high school, he was a part of 3 medal winning teams in cross-country (1 gold, 2 silver) and qualified numerous times for the OFSAA track & field championships in the 3000m and 2000m steeplechase. He also competed for the University of Waterloo for five seasons in both cross-country and indoor track. He obtained a BSc and MSc in Kinesiology (both from UWaterloo) with a specialization in biomechanics. Through his coaching, he brings an individualized approach to each athlete with a large focus on long-term development, preventing injuries and always finding joy in the sport!

Sotonye Tomlin

Managing Director & Nutrition Coach

Bringing over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Sotonye is focused on the expansion of performance and overall health through nutrition. Her goal is to help athletes succeed through a holistic approach that centres around their health. Sotonye holds a degree in biochemistry and has studied holistic nutrition as well as sport nutrition.

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