Coach Alex MacEachern


Program:  Distance (800 m to Marathon)

Alex is a recent arrival from Nova Scotia; moving here to be closer to his family. In his own words, “it was very difficult to leave behind a very special group of athletes, but I’m now finding great groups in both club and school cross country here in Calgary”.
Alex graduated university with both a BSc (Major in Math) from STFX as well as an MPE (Specialization in Sport Psychology). He spent many years as a mathematics and physical education teacher, coaching numerous different school sports at the junior and high school level.

Coaching History:

Junior High – 1972 to 1989. Head Coach, Track and Cross Country
Senior High – 1990 to 2020. Assistant Coach, then Head Coach for both the Track and Cross Country teams
University – Head Coach for the Cross Country team at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax
Club Track – 2005 to 2020. Distance Coach with Sackville Chebucto Track and Field Club
Nova Scotia Youth Legion Team – 2013 to 2015 Distance Coach

Alex has a reputation for being a very positive person who gets along well with everyone and works well with different types of athletes and coaches. His primary strengths are as a teacher and positive motivator.

Alex’s goals are for his athletes to have fun and learn. He believes in treating every athlete as an individual and strives to develop programs that meet their individual needs and goals. His philosophy is that “you teach, coach and mentor young people. You do not coach a sport. You coach young people. The sport happens to be track and cross country”. He also believes that the coach takes care of the process, and the results take care of themselves. It’s about “helping the athletes be the best they can be, enjoy the whole team dynamic, and above all, have fun!”

Contact

Please contact our Athlete Coordinator from the Contact webpage.
Our Athlete Coordinator will be pleased to welcome you to the Calgary Spartans, help you find the right coach and program, advise you on that to bring to the track and answer any questions you may have.

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Please contact our Registrar from the Contact webpage.  Our Registrar will be pleased to welcome you to the Calgary Spartans, help you find the right coach and program, advise you on that to bring to the track and answer any questions you may have.

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