Erin is certified in her Sport Coach with BC Athletics, and will be pursuing her Club Coach certification in the Spring of 2022. She is currently a registered physiotherapist in Penticton, and is always furthering her understanding of running biomechanics and sport injury prevention and treatment. Prior to being a physiotherapist, Erin was a PE teacher in Saskatchewan and has a Bachelors of Education and Kinesiology. She coached track and field in Saskatoon at the high school and elementary level. She further coached junior development for the Vancouver Thunderbirds and was a founding member prior to her relocation to Saskatoon.
Erin’s background in track and field includes a late start at the age of 19 where she happened to walk into the office of the UBC Head Coach and asked, “Can people train and get faster? I don’t really like running far.” She was pleased the answer was a definite yes, and was fortunate to be included in Kevin Tyler’s training group where she gained a wealth of cutting edge knowledge in the sport, and improved at long sprints. Erin was the 400m BC provincial champion in 2000 and placed 9th at Olympic Trials that year in Victoria, BC. She competed for both UBC and the University of Saskatchewan at the Canada West and CIS(now U-Sport) Championships in the 300m and 600m individual races, and 4x200m, 4x400m, and 4x800m relays. She was the 2003 Canada West Silver Medalist in the 600m and won multiple medals in the relay events at the CIS meets. She was a member of the 2003 Female National Championship CIS Track and Field Team Member awarded to the team with the best overall performance at the university national conference.
If anyone wonders why Erin competed first for UBC and then switched to competing for the U of S, she may say it was to train indoors, but you also might notice another coach by the name of Ryan Hvidston that competed for the U of S around the same time. Erin would also like to acknowledge some of the coaches she had in her youth, including Mike Boreham, Percy Perry, Bill Morrish, Kevin Tyler, Lyle Sanderson, and Ivan Tam who had such a significant impact on her life. She aspires to foster that love for the sport of track and field in all the athletes that she coaches, as her coaches did for her.