(WINDSOR, ON) – The University of Windsor’s Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Colin Inglis as the new head coach of the Lancer Track and Field program. The hiring marks the return to Windsor for Inglis, who previously served as the associate head coach of Lancer Track and Field team, under legendary coach Dennis Fairall, from 1995-1999.
For the past 17 years, Inglis has been at the helm of the York University cross country and track and field programs where he led the teams to multiple podium finishes. His York men captured the 2014 CIS national championship title in addition to a pair of team bronze medals at nationals in 2013 and 2015.
The women also captured a team bronze medal at the CIS championships in 2015.
“I am delighted to be able to welcome Colin back to the Windsor Lancer family as head coach of our track and field program,” said Director of Athletics Mike Havey. “Colin is a familiar face to many of our coaches, student-athletes, Lancer alumni, and community. It is a pleasure to have Colin back in Windsor to lead the Lancers into the future.”
Widely respected as a coach in the OUA and throughout the country, the Miramichi, NB, native is a three-time OUA men’s track and field coach of the year in 2007, 2009, and 2015, and was also the CIS men’s track and field coach of the year in 2014. Inglis was also named the OUA women’s track and field coach of the year in 2003.
Coach Inglis has produced 192 provincial all-stars and 94 all-Canadians throughout his coaching career.
“I am excited to be returning back to Windsor to coach with the Lancer track and field program,” said Inglis. “The history and success of the program under the leadership of Dennis Fairall are second to none and I am excited to meet and begin working with everyone connected with the team to continue the success of the program.”
In addition to his coaching duties with the Lancer Track and Field program, Inglis will also work alongside Lancer Cross Country head coach Gary Malloy.