Glenn Wilson, Head Coach
Head Coach Glenn Wilson has worked with the Gators Triathlon Club for more than 15 years and helped many young athletes to improve their running, cycling and swimming skills.
Coach Wilson started his athletic lifestyle as a competitive swimmer. He competed in NCAA Div I swimming in Utah and started coaching immediately after finishing his eligibility. His first head coaching position was with the Provo Dolphins. After winning State championships and qualifying several swimmers for Western Nationals and US Nationals, Coach Wilson accepted the position of National Swim Coach and Aquatics Director in Bermuda. Coaching three athletes to the Olympics as well as starting the first national triathlon team, Glenn's expertise became a demanded commodity. While coaching at the University of Miami, a minor position turned into interim coaching with Jack Nelson and the US National Women's team.
While waiting for an international visa at his parents' house in Edmonton, Coach Wilson decided to unpack his suitcase and enjoy the benefits of home life. With sixteen years as a swim coach, and fourteen years as a triathlon coach, he now serves as the head coach of the St. Albert Sailfish Swim Club, as well as the Gators Triathlon Club. He is also the Provincial Coaches' Representative for the ASSA and the Triathlon Coach Facilitator for the Coaching Association of Canada. Coach Wilson maintains his coaching affiliations and certifications with the NCCP, ASCA, WSCA, ASCA, CSCTA, and the ITU.
He reports that Monday mornings and September the first are his favourite days as he is a physical education specialist at École Leo Nickerson School. He stays busy with two teenagers at home as well as manuscripts for two books, The Invisible Athletes and Life is an Athletic Event - Not a Spectator Sport.