We Celebrate Coach Phillip Hadley
Phillip Hadley has been Head Coach of our track and field and cross-country running programmes since he came to our School 6 years ago. His student–athletes and teams have won numerous regional and provincial championships, as individuals and teams. His greatest success is the consistent improvement and personal bests that his athletes have achieved under his guidance. He has also provided mentorship to his many capable Assistant Coaches. He was nominated last spring for the Celebration of School Sport Award for King’s-Edgehill School. The award recognizes those, “who exemplify the qualities the NSSAF strives to develop through participation in school sport. They are true examples of good sportsmanship; they demonstrate respect for others, and they are our 'best' teacher-coaches.”
Coach Hadley continues to improve upon his own professional development and coaching expertise, most recently achieving accreditation as World Athletics Level V for Sprints, Relays and Hurdles. This successful achievement comes after more than a year of course work, preparation, research, and evaluation. Level V is the highest level of track and field coaching education for World Athletics, the world governing body for track and field and cross country. This Academy is the highest recognized achievement awarded for all national track and field organizations and recognizes a coach throughout the world as having the knowledge to coach at the highest international levels of the track & field profession.
We congratulate Coach Hadley on his journey as a truly high-performance coach at KES, while being a valued full-time member of our Senior School faculty.
KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.