Laurel Creek Coaching Staff

Developmental Group

Maryann Pierson


Bruce Glebe (

Bruce has been the sprints coach with LC since 1990.  In addition, he serves as the LC, Club Manager and Coach’s Liaison to the LC Board. He also serves as club liaison for the local road races for which LC volunteers.

Bruce has coached numerous OFSAA, Provincial and National medalists. The pinnacle of Bruce’s coaching career has been working with two time Paralympian Leah Robinson who competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Bruce also coaches relays at all levels and besides numerous championship teams has led several to Ontario provincial record-breaking performances.



John McLean (

Coach John is a former National level Junior athlete, John trained under Coach Hugh Conlin with the Ottawa Lions, and received instruction from Gerard Mach during Coach Mach’s time in Ottawa. John attended the University of Bristol on scholarship, playing quarterback for the football team and winning a BCAFL Bowl title. More recently, John is a past winner of the Waterloo 10k Classic.

John is a NCCP trained Sprint/Hurdles coach, and has coached OFSAA, Provincial, and National Youth Champions and medalists. He works with not only high performance athletes, but beginners as well, focusing on proper technique, speed development, and form over both sprint and long hurdles.


Middle Distance

Tom Fitzgerald (

With over 30-years of coaching experience working with mostly high-school aged athletes ‘FITZ’ continues to lead the middle distance group. He has coached 100+ D8 conference championship teams in both cross country and track. He has coached many cwossa and ofsaa individual champions in events ranging from 400m,800m,1500,3000m and high-jump. High-lights include leading a 4-year run as cwossa team champions. Also in that span was an ofsaa girls team title(2004) and a runner-up team(2008). He also has enjoyed ofsaa team championship success with the boys(gold-1986) and girls(gold-2003) as well as teams placing 2nd(SG-2000),3rd(JG-1998,2004). He also help guide the National Junior Men’s cross country gold medal run from 1999-2002 as well as the National Junior Women’s medal teams from 1999-2002.

Athletes from the middle distance group continue to succeed in the sport at the university level in both Canada and the US.


Chris Timm (

Chris is passionate about seeing athletes develop to their full potential regardless of the starting point. In the past he has coached numerous athletes to medals at OFSAA, provincial and national competitions as well as success at local competition. In addition he had the honor of  coaching at the Ontario Summer Games (2022) and being on the coaching staff (alternate) for Team Ontario for the Canada Summer Games (2022). He was Jumps Coach for Team Ontario for an indoor interprovincial meet (2017, 2018, 2019, 2023) and Jumps Coach for the U18/U16 Team Ontario for the Canadian Youth National Track and Field Championships (2023).

Chris has seen a number of his athletes move on to post-secondary athletics in both the US and Canada while also preparing others for international competition.  He has coached for over 25 years in a variety of contexts and positions, who besides his NCCP Athletics coach training, is also a Certified Personal Trainer devoted to lifelong learning and improving as a coach and person.

Join the jumps group and participate in the journey of seeing how far and how high you can go while discovering in the process more about yourself and what you’re capable of.


Coaching Opportunities with Laurel Creek

We’re always looking for coaches who are passionate about developing athletes to the fullest of their potential. If you’d like to join our team in either a full time or part time capacity we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact our Head Coach Bruce Glebe  at 519-893-4361 or for more information or send us a resume of relevant coaching experience.

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