Bill Morrish is the Senior Coach for Caltaf’s Junior Development program.
Bill is an original Calgarian who attended high school and junior college in Calgary but later moved to Britich Columbia to attended the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he received a Bachelor of Physical Education degree, a Master of Physical Education degree, as well as a teaching certificate. Later he also received an NCCP level 3.
After graduating from university, Bill taught elementary school for 36 years and started coaching with the Vancouver Olympic track and field club. During this time he also became involved with the UBC track and field program as an assistant coach for 34 years. During his many years of coaching in Vancouver he coached finalists at the junior and senior national athletic championships, as well as medalists at the national university championships.
During his later years of coaching at UBC he became involved with recruiting athletes for the national bobsleigh and skeleton program. When he retired in 2006 he returned to Calgary and continued to work with the provincial and national bobsleigh and skeleton organizations. Most recently Bill returned to his roots in track and field and is now coaching with Caltaf in the junior development program.
Bill feels that athletes who are getting their first exposure to track and field at the junior development level should be exposed to all the various disciplines/events so that as they progress and move into older age classes they may benefit from this early exposure. Practises for the athlete, in addition to being informative with the learning of new techniques and skills for each event, should also have a mix of adventure and fun, giving them the feeling of being part of a team.