Coaching Staff

Zdenek Krykorka(Zeke)


Zeke started coaching in Canada in 1984 and is one of the premier Pole Vault minds in Canada.  He represented Canada as a Pole Vault Coach and the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.  During his coaching career he has coached 9 vaulters over 5.00m including Olympian Doug Wood(5.65m).

Jeff Hayhoe


Jeff has been jumping for more than 25 years.  He represented Canada at the World Student Games and has a lifetime best of 5.30m.  In 1997 Jeff was the Canadian Champion.  Jeff now competes as a masters athlete and in 2014 set a Canadian over 40 indoor record.

Doug Wood


With a lifetime best of 5.65m Doug ranks second all-time in Canada behind Shawnacy Barber.  He was a member of the 1992 Olympic team and a silver medalist at the 1991 Pan Am games in Cuba.  Doug held the Canadian record from 1989 until 2014.

Jason Wurster


Jason’s personal best of 5.60m ranks him third all-time as a Canadian.  He is a six time Canadian Champion and a three time OFSAA Champion.  Jason has represented Canada at the Pan Am Games, Commonwealth Games, Francophone Games and FISU Games.

Ian Anderson


Ian Anderson has been coaching since 1965. While at Richview C.I., he developed a strong pole vault program with the likes of Janice Creighton (CIS Champion - 4.00m), Mustafa Ak (4.10m), John Bartello (4.35m), Doug Creighton (5.16m) all coming through the program. Later he coached at the University of Toronto, working with Heather Hamilton (4.40m), Jason Wurster (5.60m) and a number of OFSAA medallists - Janice and Doug Creighton, Emily Kukovica, Allison Harris. Finally, Ian started working with the Bolton Pole Vault group

Massimo Bertocchi


Massimo's personal best of 5.20m in pole vault and also a personal best score of 8014 points in the men's decathlon on July 4, 2008. He is a three-time national champion in the men's decathlon: 2006, 2007 and 2008. Massimo was also an Olympic competitor for the 2008 Bejing decatholon events.