George VanZeyl, Speed & Sprint Coach
George is a retired former Sprint Coach who still maintains a love of sprinting. His retirement allows him to spend 15-20 hours per week reading scientific journals and analyzing tapes on all things related to speed and sprinting.
In his earlier days, George coached primarily high school aged athletes. A good number had success at the National and International level. Six of the athletes later developed into Olympians including two silver medalists in the 1984 Olympics. However, George is quick to credit their University coaches for this success.
George was strongly influenced by coaches Gerard Mach, Gary Winckler, Loren Seagrave and especially Charlie Francis. George worked as an assistant to late Charlie Francis at the National Sprint Centre for several years in the 1980’s.