Sean Baynton


Sean Baynton, ChPC, M.Ed.

Sean is an NCCP Level 4/5, and IAAF Level 5 certified coach in endurance events and currently holds the positions of Head Coach - Golden Bear’s & Panda’s XC at the University of Alberta, Lead Coach - Endurance Programming with the Golden Bear’s & Panda’s Track & Field program, in addition to a sessional lecturer with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation.

Sean holds a Masters Diploma in High Performance Coaching from the National Coaching Institute - British Columbia, and a Masters of Education degree in Coaching Studies from the University of Victoria. His areas of research and study during his Masters degree included the long term athlete development programs focusing on the sensitive periods of athlete development and their importance on the neurophysiological development and maturation of the biomotor abilities for athletes looking to progress towards world class level endurance competition.

Sean is a member of Coaches of Canada as a Chartered Professional Coach. He has also been named to multiple Athletics Canada national team programs as both a Head Coach & Event Group Coach, including the FISU World University Games and the IAAF World Youth Championships. As a personal coach Sean has worked with numerous national team members, national championship medalists, and CIS-USport/Canada West champions and medalists.