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Coach Profile

Riversdale's Coach of the Month for August is Mark Baerg.

Mark Baerg began coaching pole vault in 2007 with the Calgary Track and Field club while still a jumps/multi-events athlete with the University of Calgary Dinos Track and Field team and Calgary Spartans club. He moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan in 2009 and competed with the U of S Huskies while studying law. He graduated from UofS in 2012, finishing his university athletic career with one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals in pole vault and high jump at the Canada West Championships.

Mark began coaching pole vault for Riversdale Athletics and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies in 2013. That same year, he also began coaching for the Saskatoon Secondary Schools Athletic Directorate, coaching all pole vaulters in Saskatoon high school track and field programs. Since then, he has coached numerous high school and provincial champions, university conference medalists, and national championship medalists. He has won a Saskatchewan Athletics Coach Excellence Award (for coaching medalists at national championship meets) in each of the last three years.

Mark works as a lawyer, mediator, and sessional lecturer teaching negotiation. In addition to coaching, in his spare time he enjoys weightlifting and disc golf.

Thank you Mark for your unwavering support and encouragement of our Riversdale Athletes! #RIVAProud

Riversdale Athletics is very appreciative to all those who donated to the fundraising efforts of the athletes who planned on attending the Florida Spring Training Camp which was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19 and will be rescheduled for next year. We are also very thankful for the cash sponsorship from our main sponsor, MN Fence + Deck. It is the support from all of you that keep our club going. Please consider @mnfenceplusdeck for your spring and summer projects. https://www.mnfenceplusdeck.ca/

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