We have a strong and growing team of coaches at Dacorum and Tring. Many have international and national level experience. We are also actively developing new coaches through a combination of training and mentoring. Currently, we have 26 coaches of whom 6 are ex-internationals.

Our membership is growing, so if you are interested in coaching (whether you are experienced or looking to start your coaching journey) do get in contact. Further information on the coaching qualification pathway with UK Athletics can be found here.

Deb Keenleyside

Head Coach, Hurdles and 300/400m Coach

GB International: 400m Hurdles 1981
Bronze medallist at National Champs: 400mH 1980
Competed for GB Vets (35-39) in World & European Champs 1995-1997
British Universities Champion 1979 & 1980

John Hopper

High Jump Coach

GB Junior International: High Jump
British Universities Champion 1990 & 1991
English Schools Champion 1986 &1987
AAA U17 indoor and outdoor Champion 1985

Paul Dickenson

Hammer and Discus Coach

Former British & Commonwealth Hammer Record Holder
Competed at two Olympic Games 
Former National Hammer Coach

John Garner

Multi-events Coach

GB International Decathlete 1982-1992
Junior National Champion 1984
England Athletics & Multi-Events Team Manager 1990s

Trevor Ratcliffe

Javelin Coach

World Indoor Masters (M40) Javelin Champion 2008
World Masters bronze medallist 2015Founder member of Dacorum and Tring AC 1975
Represented South Of England 1996

Mike Dunphy

Middle Distance Coach (UKA Level 4)

Former Coach to England U20 Athletics Team
Former Southern Counties Staff Coach for Middle Distance
Dacorum Community Coach of the Year Award 2009
Competed at English Schools Cross-Country

Andy Jackson

Pole Vault Coach

Dacorum Sports Awards, Coach of the Year 2015
GB International Pole Vaulter
English Schools & U20 National Champion
Ex-Wasps Rugby Player

Rob Dean

Road-running Coach

British Colleges medallist-LJ
County Champion- LJ & Decathlon
Top 30 UK ranking for LJ
World Police and Fire Games- Volleyball silver medallist

Petra Carroll

Coach for Years 2-7

Specialisms-Hurdles and HJ
County Pentathlon Champion 1983
County Netball player1982-1988
Qualified Gymnastics & Netball coach

Celia Findlay

Road-running Coach

World Masters Silver Medallist for Marathon
Herts Masters Champion for 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
Pb for marathon: 2 hours 56 minutes

Alison Parker

Coaching Assistant for Hurdles

English Schools 400mH Finalist 1988
Eastern Counties Champion at 400mH 1994

Cathie Woolfrey

Sprints Coach

County Basketball Player
U15G & U17G Team Manager
Carried the Olympic Torch in the 2012 Torch Relay

Danielle Town

Sprints Coach

County Champion-100m, 60m & Long Jump
Regional Finalist-100m
BUCS Finalist-Triple Jump

John Jales

Head Coach of Road-runners

Has completed 12 marathons
London Marathon best time: 2hrs 46.39

Amber Carroll

Coaching Assistant for Years 2-7

World Catholic Games 300mH Bronze medallist 2015
4th in 300mH at Bedford International Games 2015
County Champion 2015

Rob Wright

Long and Triple Jump Coach

Member of D & T road runners
Former Rugby League Player & Coach
Member of D & T vets’ team 

Charlie Rowlands

Javelin Coach

PE Teacher at Chesham Preparatory School
Coached young athletes aged 10-13 to National standard in HJ, Javelin,
Shot and Hurdles.

Seb Wadlow

Discus and Development Group Coach

Hertfordshire Young Leaders Athletics Official
Competes for D and T

Ed Hopper

Coaching Assistant for High Jump

Bronze medallist at Eastern Champs-HJ
Herts U15 & U17 Indoor HJ Champion
Herts U17 HJ Champion

Jamie Bradley

Coaching Assistant for Years 6&7

Strength & Conditioning Coach in the British Army
District & County Cross-Country Champion
Holder of school 1500m record for 25 years

Lauren Leach

Coaching Assistant for U13s

County Schools Netball Player
Has run in the London Marathon
Plays for Connexions Netball Club

Jonathan Edwards

Coaching Assistant for Middle Distance

Cross- country junior team manager
Regional Schools Champion- 800m & 1500m

Jamie Marlow

Running Fitness

Represented Lincolnshire Schools
UK M35 Ultra-Trail Champion
Pb for marathon: 2 hours 47 minutes

Mark Whyte

Coaching Assistant for u13s

Herts U17 Indoor 60m Champion
Represented D and T men’s team 

Gavin Town

Sprints Coach

County Champion
Regional Finalist
National Finalist
Extra in ‘Chariots of Fire’

Ben McGuinness

Coaching Assistant 300/400m

County Champion – 400m
Represented Herts at Southern Inter-Counties Championships
Member of D & T’s Senior Men’s’ team

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We are growing and need new coaches. Please contact Deb Keenleyside if you would like to join our team

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