At GEA, we share the philosophy of BC Athletics that "great coaches build great athletes". All of our coaches have done extensive professional development and are well versed in the needs of young athletes. Below is our main "technical team" supported by a team of assistant coaches. In total, there is a staffing of approximately 14 coaches providing expertise and experience across all event areas. Through BC Athletics, these coaches listed have completed Sports Coach, Club Coach or the National Coaching Certification Program as outlined in their profiles.
NORM TINKHAM - SENIOR ENDURANCE COACH
Former National team member, Norm represented Canada at several World Championships. A former National champion at 10,000m, he currently works
as a physiotherapist in Maple Ridge. He works primarily with the long distance high school runners, as well as UBC athletes.
RICK LLOYD - SENIOR SPRINTS & JUMP COACH
A Long jump / triple jump specialist, Rick still competes at the International level as a masters athlete. A former Simon Fraser University team member, Rick works primarily with high school aged sprinters and jumpers.
DERRICK STEVENSON - JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COACH
A long distance runner with several marathons under his belt, Derrick is both the Club President and a coach who works primarily with the junior development group.
OLIVIA MORICONI - THROWS COACH
A graduate from Utah State University with a degree in Kinesiology, Olivia has competed in all 4 heavy throws including: Hammer, Discus, Shot put, and Weight Throw. She was the 2013 National Champion in Discus, placed within the top 3 at the Mountain West Championships 3 years in a row, and was a NCAA Div. I Regional qualifier.