Corey Bellemore, one of the most decorated athletes in University of Windsor history, is now a coach at St. Clair after joining the cross country program. "I'm excited to be part of the team and be involved in whatever capacity I can be" said the Riverside grad.
The spark started a couple of years ago when Bellemore visited Saints head coach Paul Boots during one of their practices, "He came over. We started chatting. Went for a couple of runs with the boys and then he said 'do you mind if I come out and just kinda help out?' and we're like of course" said Boots.
That led to the Saints asking Bellemore if he'd be interested in being part of the coaching staff for the upcoming season. "I was like I'd love to do that".
Boots feels Bellemore's experience with the Lancers and at the international level will be a big plus for the Saints. "The strategy, team comradery and the mental aspect of it. He talks about that stuff too. It's great".
As the Saints prepare for the 2021 season Bellemore looks forward to sharing his experience and knowledge with the team, "There's a lot of talent throughout that team. Excited to contribute however I can".
The season begins October 2nd in London at the Fanshawe Invitational. The provincial championships are slated for October 30th with the nationals scheduled for two weeks after that.