Meet the Coaches

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Ben Devito
Athletic Director & Head Coach

Master of Professional Kinesiology

NCCP Level II Distance

NACAC Coaching Conference

Coach Ben is currently in the Master of Professional Kinesiology Program at University of Toronto. 

At the University of Toronto he is one of the team captain’s for the Varsity Blues Track & Field Team. Ben specializes in the 800m and 1500m events and is currently ranked respectively in the Canadian standings . He currently holds the 3rd fastest time in the 1000m in University of Toronto history. He has multiple top finishes in AO Championships, OUA’s and OFSAA. Ben recently finished 2nd in the USport National Championships for the 1000m this past indoor season as well as placed 3rd in the 4x800m. He has been coaching for Blue Devils Athletic Club since the club was established in 2010. 

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Tristan Markov
Athletic Director & Head Coach

Registered Kinesiologist

NCCP Level II Sprints/Hurdles

NACAC Coaching Conference

Pain-Free Performance Specialist

Coach Tristan is a Registered Kinesiologist, receiving his Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Toronto. He has worked within the University of Toronto as a Personal Trainer and as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Varsity Blues.

Coach Tristan has raced in numerous sports at numerous competitions across Canada. In high school he was ranked provincially and nationally as a Cross-Country Skier and a Track and Field athlete, winning a number of OFSAA gold medals. Currently he races triathlons, road races, ultramarathons, and track events of all distances. Tristan has been coaching with Blue Devils Athletic Club since 2016.

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Julia Kitevski
Assistant DIstance Coach
Exercise Science, B. S.
Registered Massage Therapist
Yoga Teacher (250h Certified)

Coach Julia graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016 with a B.S in Exercise Science. She has recently graduated from Sutherland-Chan School of massage therapy in Toronto. She is currently teaching yoga classes designed for runners and injury prevention.

 

During her running career at MTSU she competed in the mile, 3000m and 5000m races. Julia was named the Sunbelt Conference freshmen of the year in 2012 and was a member of the 2014 Conference USA cross country championship team. Julia first started coaching with the Blue Devils when the club was established in 2010 and is excited to be back with the club.

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Daniel Wilson
Assistant Sprints Coach
Bachelor of Kinesiology
NCCP Level I Trained Sports Coach 

Coach Daniel is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, where he has years of experience both as an athlete and a practitioner. Daniel first began running in high school, competing as both a cross-country and track & field athlete with Birchmount Park Collegiate. Daniel honed into a sprinter, running the 4x100m, and 4x400m Relay. He also ran as a member of the Blue Devils in 2016-2017, before competing with the University of toronto as a Varsity Blue from 2017-2020. As a Varsity Blue, Daniel competed in the 600m and 4x400m relay. Recently, Daniel has worked on the clinical side of athletics within the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic, serving as a student therapist and clinic support at the University of TorontoDaniel is excited to have returned to Blue Devils Athletic Club as a coach and its excited to utilize his own experiences as an athlete to help others improve!

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Megan Torrance
Head Youth COach
Masters of Teaching Student
NCCP Level I Sport Coach

Coach Megan is currently graduating from the University of Toronto with her Bachelor of Kinesiology, and beginning as a Masters of Teaching student at OISE. Previously, she graduated from the Birchmount Exceptional Athlete Program where she competed with her high school track team. Megan is a sprinter, competing in the 200m and 400m at provincial and national competitions including OFSAA, Ontario Championships and Canadian Championships. Megan has been coaching with Blue Devils since 2016 and hopes to continuing pushing the kids to work hard and strive to do their best. She loves the enthusiasm in the group and hopes to encourage all the future athletes to have fun and love the sport. She helped pioneer our Little’s Program and loves to work with the younger children, getting them involved in sport and physical activity. She hopes to help facilitate great young athletes as she continues to pursue education and experience working with children, both in the classroom and on the track.

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Eric Che
Jumps COach
Bachelor of Science 

Coach Eric is a 5th year student at the University of Toronto studying physiology and psychology. He has been competing in the track and field world since elementary school and has always been in love with the sport. In high school, Eric was a 4-time MVP and broke the BC Junior Boys Long Jump Record in 2016. He then went on to earn a Silver at the U18 Nationals the following year. After battling with a series of overuse injuries as a Varsity Blue, he developed an a balance training and recovery, proving effective and winning gold at both OUA Championships and USport National Championships in 2022.

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Vahid Andrews
Hurdles Coach

Coach Vahid is the Hurdles Coach for the Blue Devils Athletic Club. He is  currently attending Humber’s joint Accounting Program. Although he is a new member of the Blue Devils team, he has been hurdling for over six years. During his time competing he was a National Champion, National Record holder, five time OFSAA medalist, and multi-time Provincial Champion. Vahid is always looking forward to teaching and improving the skills of the new and old hurdlers.

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Nick Trieu
Assistant Youth Coach

Coach Nick is a senior finishing off his high school career at Leaside High School. During his career he has been 2-time elected Team Captain and MVP of both the Track and Field and Cross Country teams. Nick is one of the top middle distance runners in Canada, with his specialty event being the 800m. He has competed at many international levels, including OFSAA, AOs, AAU Indoor Nationals and Legions Nationals. He achieved a top-3 finish at both AAU and Legions Nationals and has finished in the top 10 at OFSAA and AOs. Nick is new to the Blue Devils program, but is already bought into the positive and educational culture and he is eager to share his knowledge of track and field with the other athletes.