Mark Bomba has been recognized as the winner of the Jane and Gerry Swan Development Coach of the Year award by Athletics Canada.
Bomba, the endurance coach for the Trinity Western Spartans, was announced as the recipient of the award last week (April 21).
While coaching with TWU, Bomba has established a strong cross country and distance running pedigree, which includes a women’s cross country team that is the three-time defending Canada West champions and men’s cross country team that has won conference silver in each of the past three seasons.
This past fall, Bomba helped the Spartans Sarah Inglis win the individual national cross country championship while TWU earned a CIS silver medal for the seconds straight year.
In 2015, his middle distance athletes were also instrumental in helping TWU win a second consecutive Canada West championship and a CIS silver medal in women’s track and field.
Beyond his success as the Spartans coach, Bomba also coached former TWU middle distance runner Fiona Benson to 800m and 1500m Olympic standards in 2015 and as well as an 800m Canadian national championship.
Bomba, as well as the other award winners, will be honoured in Edmonton on July 6 during the Canadian track and field championships and selection trials for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.