OAKVILLE, Ont. — Heading into their third season since the program was restored to varsity status, the Sheridan Bruins cross country team will have new leadership as Danny Webster will take the reins as head coach from James Buhlman, who has stepped down from his position to take a job overseas.
"Sheridan's reputation in the athletic community is outstanding," said Webster. "I'm excited to be a part of such a great athletic school. The cross country team has a lot of raw talent [and] I'm eager to begin working with the group of dedicated athletes."
"First and foremost we want to thank James for the contributions he made to this program but also to the Sheridan community at large and we wish him well on his new professional endeavours," added varsity Coordinator Wayne Fish. "We are also very excited to have Danny on board and look forward to seeing how he shapes the future of this program."
As an athlete, Webster was one of the top middle distance runners in the country and was a varsity cross country runner at the University of Lousiana at Monroe.
As a coach he has helped guide several teams to championships at varying levels, including provincial titles with the Mississauga Track Club and ROPSSA championships with Gonzaga secondary school.
He will look to deliver a holistic team-building concept by focusing on what each of his Bruins requires in order to make improvements in key areas.
"I'm hoping to build on last year's success by keeping our training consistent," he said. "I believe consistency is the key to success. We will be tailoring each student-athletes training to their specific needs. My expectations are that we continue to improve each season and I believe that if we train smart and keep it consistent, we will have a successful cross country program."