Windsor, ON - The University of Windsor's Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Colin Inglis as the new head coach of the Lancer Track and Field program.
The hiring marks the return to Windsor for Coach Inglis, who previously served as the associate head coach of Lancer Track and Field team under legendary coach Dennis Fairall from 1995-1999.
For the past 17 years, Inglis has been at the helm of the York University cross country and track & field programs where he led their track and field teams to multiple podium finishes. His York men's team captured the 2014 CIS national championship title, in addition to a pair of team bronze medals at nationals in 2013 and 2015. The women's team also captured a team bronze medal at the CIS championships in 2015.
"I am delighted to be able to welcome Colin back to the Windsor Lancer family as head coach of our track & field program," said Director of Athletics Mike Havey. "Colin is a familiar face to many of our coaches, student-athletes, Lancer alumni and community. It is pleasure to have Colin back in Windsor to lead the Lancers into the future."
Widely respected as a coach in the OUA and throughout the country, the Miramichi, NB native is a three-time OUA men's track & field coach of the year (2007, 2009, and 2015) and was also the CIS men's track and field coach of the year in 2014. He was also named the OUA women's track and field coach of the year in 2003. Coach Inglis has produced 192 provincial all-stars and 94 all-Canadians throughout his coaching career.
"I am excited to be returning back to Windsor to coach with the Lancer track & field program," said Inglis. "The history and success of the program under the leadership of Dennis Fairall are second to none and I am excited to meet and begin working with everyone connected with the team to continue the success of the program."
In his early years with the Lancers, Inglis helped lead the Blue & Gold to six provincial and two national championship titles, while also sharing in the recruiting duties with Coach Fairall. In addition to coaching with the Lancers, Colin also served as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Windsor Legion Track and Field club during that same period.
Inglis has also been a national team coach for Athletics Canada where he served on the coaching staff for the Pan American Junior Championships in 1999, the NACAC Championships in 2000 & 2002, and the Francophone Games in 2001. Inglis also served as meet director for Track and Field at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto and is currently on the organizing committee for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games taking place next week in Toronto.
Dr. Michael Khan, Dean of the Faculty of Kinetics, is happy to have Colin joining the faculty. "It is our pleasure to welcome Colin back to Windsor as the head coach of the University of Windsor track & field program," said Dr. Khan. "The Lancer program is known for its team spirit and long history of success, and as a highly respected and accomplished coach, Colin will continue this tradition as he starts his journey of leading the Lancers to its place as the top program in the country."
In addition to his coaching duties with the Lancer Track and Field program, Inglis will also work alongside Lancer Cross Country Head Coach Gary Malloy.
Inglis is a NCCP Level Three certified coach in sprints, hurdles, and jumps and earned a Bachelor of Science from York University and his Bachelor of Education from the University of Maine.