2023 Coaching Staff

Andy 2018 coaching pictureHead Coach Andy Thompson athompson@conejousd.org

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, their son Huck and daughter Faye.

Coach Sarah Fitzgerald samfitz@mac.com

sarah fitz TOXC coach

Sarah Fitzgerald joined the TOHS coaching staff as an assistant to TOXC head coach Andy Thompson in the summer of 2021. She works with runners in the distance program for both cross country and track and field. Sarah is a 500-hour RYT certified yoga teacher and has taught yoga in the community for five years. She models and nurtures whole body wellness and encourages building habits that lead to lifelong attention to a healthy lifestyle. Her three children went through TO Flyers youth track which led to her assisting the distance runners with strength training and developing flexibility through yoga. She has also been a substitute teacher in the community for over a decade and is passionate about working with youth. Sarah is a Thousand Oaks resident living with her husband, three children and two dogs.  

Coach Julie Harding juliehardingrunner@gmail.com20210114_125934

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.  She hopes to foster kids to enjoy running and be life long runners but also learn to accomplish short & long term goals through hard work, consistency, determination, teamwork and doing all the little things. Coach Julie lives in Thousand Oaks with her husband and two kids. 

Todd_BersleyCoach Todd Bersley bersleyt@yahoo.com

Todd Bersley’s love of running dates back to his own TOXC days in the ’80s under legendary coach Jack Farrell. Although he focused on varsity tennis in high school, he never stopped running and found a renewed interest in competitive XC and track as his son, Ethan, went through the TOXC program under Coach Andy. Todd coached youth track and field for T.O. Flyers from 2008 to 2015 and basketball teams in CYBA from 2010 to 2014. He has been an avid supporter of the TOXC program and its “trust the process” coaching philosophy that not only promotes personal growth through hard work and skill development, but also fosters a supportive team culture that helps all athletes work together to build the confidence they need to compete at their peak performance. Todd works as a technical writer at Teradyne in Agoura Hills, and lives in Thousand Oaks with wife Cindy.