Coaching Staff

Andy 2018 coaching pictureHead Coach Andy Thompson athompson@outlook.com

Andy Thompson has been committed to TOXC as a coach since 2007, but his running roots with TOXC extend far before that.  Andy is a 2001 TOHS graduate and went on to run cross country and track collegiately at Loyola Marymount University.  As a former TOXC runner, Andy is passionate about continuing the tradition of excellence at TOXC.  The friendships he established with his teammates are some of his best friends to this day.  And the lessons he learned in this program of hard work, commitment to a team and belief in yourself have helped shape his life. These serve as the pillars of Andy’s coaching vision for the TOXC program.

Professionally, Andy manages his own sales & consulting company.  He lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife, Mckenzie, and their son Huck.

 

Coach SharleneCoach Sharlene Caldwell s-caldwell@twc.com

Coach Sharlene joined the Thousand Oaks Cross Country program as an assistant coach in 2011. Coach Sharlene has been in the fitness industry for 30 years, and has been a personal trainer since 1999. She worked as a track coach in the Spring, and we were thrilled when she agreed to join us in cross country as well.  

Coach Julie Harding juliehardingrunner@gmail.com

Coach Julie joined the Thousand Oaks Cross Country program as an assistant coach in 2014.  She was an Assistant Coach for the Cross Country and Track and Field teams at Cal. State Northridge from 2007-09. Coach Julie ran on the 2007 WAC and Big West Championship teams for Cal. State Northridge and ran three years for Cal Poly SLO.  A TOHS alumna (’02) who ran at State Division I Championships three times with the team placing the highest finish of third in 2001. Coach Julie brings more than twenty years of running experience to our coaching staff.  

 

Coach Kamilah Spears kamilah.spears@gmail.com

Coach Kamilah joined the Thousand Oaks Cross Country program as an assistant coach in 2015. She ran on the 2008 and 2009 State Cross Country Championship teams for Trabuco Hills High School and later ran cross country and track collegiately for UC San Diego. Coach Kamilah is enthusiastic about building team confidence and ultimately strong student-athletes. She currently lives in Ventura with her husband Mac.

Coach Jordan Daigneault jdaigneault@conejousd.org

Coach Daigneault brings 15 years of competing and coaching in cross country and track to the program. He is our on-campus presence as a member of the TOHS faculty, teaching Psychology and World History. As an athlete, Coach Daigneault competed in Cross Country and Track & Field in high school. He went on to compete in college for Eastern Connecticut State University competing in Sprints and Pole Vault. He trained with the Cross Country team in preparation for his events in Indoor Track.

Coach Daigneault is passionate about helping student-athletes develop a strong work ethic through sports, and seeing how that hard work leads to amazing rewards on and off the course.