Coaching

East Coast AC have a number of well qualified and experienced coaches who encourage participation and enjoyment in a range of athletic activites, also providing specialist support for those looking to develop further.  Our coaches are UKA qualified and Access NI checked.  The coaches also provide regular coaching seminars for both athletes and parents.

Meet the Team:

Mark McManus
(Head Coach)

  • UKA Level 2 Qualified Athletics Coach
  • 28 Years experience
  • International mountain runner and duathlete
  • Junior & Senior mountain running international
  • NI & Ulster 400m & 800m champion
  • AAI National 400m medallist
  • All Stars Sports Academy founder and owner

Jenny Magill
(Coach)

  • UKA Level 2 Qualified Athletics Coach and Personal Trainer
  • 12 Years experience
  • Irish international duathlete
  • Irish duathlon championship medallist
  • Level 3 personal trainer

Ryan Maxwell
(Coach)

  • UKA Level 2 Qualified Coach in Running Fitness (also UKA Level 1 Athletics Assitant)
  • 12 Years experience
  • Endurance road running specialist
  • Athletics Ireland (AAI) Ultra Management Team at World Championships 
  • Media content contributor to Athletics NI
  • Founder of www.nirunning.co.uk 

James Robinson
(Coach)

  • UKA Level 2 Qualified Athletics Coach
  • Road running specialist

Kieran McKeown
(Coach)

  • UKA Level 2 Qualified Athletics Coach
  • Track & Field Specialist
  • Northern Ireland 400m & 800m international
  • NIMAA 400m gold medallist


Kelly Deller
(Coaching Assistant)

  • UKA Level 1 Qualified Athletics Coaching Assistant and Leader in Running Fitness
  • Designated Child Protection Officer
  • Personal Trainer

Karen Monaghan
(Coaching Assistant)

  • UKA Level 1 Qualified Athletics Coaching Assistant
  • Track & Field experience

Lionel Date
(Coaching Assistant)

  • UKA Level 1 Qualified Athletics Coaching Assistant
  • Leader in Running Fitness
  • Road running experience

Justin Maxwell
(Leader)

  • UKA Qualified Fell & Trail Leader in Running Fitness
  • Northern Ireland and Ireland international mountain runner
  • Captained Ireland team at World Mountain Running Championships

Chris Davis
(Leader)

  • UKA Qualified Leader in Running Fitness
  • Road running experience

Catherine Maxwell
(Leader)

  • UKA Qualified Fell & Trail Leader in Running Fitness
  • Off-road running experience
  • Road running experience

Jacque Craig
(Leader)

  • UKA Qualified Leader in Running Fitness
  • Road running experience
  • C25K experience

Rosie Kerr
(Leader)

  • UKA Qualified Leader in Running Fitness
  • Road Running experience
  • C25k experience