Coach Rohan Simms


Program:

Athletic Development

NCCP Sport Coach (trained)

Coach Rohan Is a former track and field athlete from Jamaica. He became interested in track and field in 2008 while attending Titchfield High School. He competed in 800m, 1500m and 5000m. In 2009, at age 15, Rohan won the 1500m in a record time of 4:13.84 and placed third in the 5000m in a time of 17:21.23 at the Eastern Athletic Championships in Jamaica. Rohan also completed the 800m in 1:52.90, the 1500m in 4:05.04, and the 2000m Steeplechase in 6:09.17 while attending St. Jago High School.

Rohan attended G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport where he obtained his teaching degree and massage therapy certification. While at G.C.Foster College, Rohan competed in track and field and ran a 54.84 400m leading up to a major championship where he suffered a severe injury and was unable to train for an entire year. After his injury, Rohan started volunteer coaching at his old high school. He was in charge of gym and core training in the mornings, then sprint and quarter mile training in the evenings. Under the direction of then head coach, Donald Hawthorne, Rohan was entrusted to work with his professional athletes. Rohan has worked with the following professional athletes from Jamaica; Nathon Allen, Jermaine Brown, Raheem Chambers, Leon Clarke, Martin Manley, Ivan Henry, and Collin Sowell.

After college, Rohan held a full-time coaching position as a middle-distance coach and massage therapist at Wolmer’s Boys School where he was also a Physical Education teacher. While coaching at Wolmer’s Boys School, Rohan’s athletes had very good performances. After successful years at Wolmer’s Boys School, Rohan migrated to Canada in 2018 to be with his wife.

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Any changes to posted schedules will be communicated by Coach Rohan to all group members.

Contact

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