Our Coaches

Brock Sports Performance lead coaches possess a blend of higher education, practical experience in various high performance settings and industry leading certifications. Lead coaches are supported by 50+ Masters and Undergraduate student staff with a passion for sports performance.

Steve Lidstone

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, SPORTS PERFORMANCE & SPORTS MEDICINE

  • MSc (c) Brock University
  • BHons Kin York University
  • Athletic Therapy Cert York University
  • Dip FLMP (George Brown College)
  • CSCS, CATC, R KIN, SFMA 1 & 2, FMS, USAW, NCCP Weightlifting
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach York University (2004-2007)
  • Strength & Conditioning Coordinator McMaster University (2007-2016)
  • Strength & Conditioning Consultant Hockey Canada 2005-Present
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach Hockey Canada Worlds (2008,2010,2016)
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach Trampoline Canada (Worlds & Olympics 2004-Beijing 2008)
  • Strength & Conditioning Consultant Wrestling Canada (2016-Present)
  • Strength & Conditioning Consultant Waterski Canada (2016-2018)
  • Strength & Conditioning Consultant Basketball Canada (2007-2014)
  • Sessional Instructor in Athletic Training and Strength & Conditioning: Sheridan College HPT, McMaster University, Redeemer University

Vicki Bendus

Lead Sports Performance Coach

  • PhD in Progress – Applied Health Sciences, Brock University
  • MSc – Kinesiology, Brock University
  • BSc – Kinesiology, Mercyhurst University
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach Hockey Canada (U18, Development, & Senior Programs)
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach Wrestling Canada
  • Lead Sport Performance Coach Ridley College
  • CSCS, USAW,SFMA 1 & 2, FMS 1
  • 4 Years NCAA D1 Hockey (Mercyhurst University)
  • 2012 World Championship Gold (Hockey Canada)

Dave McDowell

Lead Sports Performance Coach

  • MSc (SNC) Edith Cowan University
  • BPHE University of Toronto
  • High Performance Training Certificate Sheridan College
  • CSCS, CSAC, NCCP Weightlifting, Precision Nutrition
  • CIS Football East West All-Star
  • Strength & Conditioning Asst University of Guelph
  • Strength & Conditioning Consultant Bobsled Ontario
  • Strength & Conditioning Consultant Softball Ontario
  • Competitive Powerlifter
  • Former Director of SST Burlington

Taylor Tiessen

Program Coordinator of Brock Sports Performance Community

  • MSC (c), Brock University
  • BPhe/BEd Brock University
  • Post Graduate Dip Exercise Science for Health and Performance Niagara College
  • CSCS, CSEP-CEP, NCCP Weightlifting
  • Lead Performance Coach Niagara Prep Basketball
  • Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach Niagara College Mens Volleyball
  • Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach Niagara College Womens Volleyball