Athletic Staff

Pat Malloy – Director of Hockey

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Ed McNeely – Sports Curriculum Director

Ed McNeely received his Masters degree in Exercise physiology from the University of Ottawa in 1994 and has been involved in the strength and conditioning industry for 15 years. Ed is a faculty member of the United States Sports Academy and has developed the sports conditioning curriculum for the coaching certification programs of several National Sports Organizations. Ed has been a consultant to 17 Canadian National and professional sports teams. Ed is the author of three books, One Hundred Strength Exercises, Training for Rowing, and Skillful Rowing, and is currently working on a book about integrating strength training into the High School and Middle School PE curriculum. He has published over 100 articles on training and athlete conditioning covering topics such as strength training, plyometrics, making weight, assessing fitness, speed and power development, planning and periodization, and aerobic fitness. He is a frequent resource for other writers, acting as an expert for articles in Muscle & Fitness, Outside Magazine, the Georgia Tech Sports Medicine Newsletter, the Rowing News, the Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen and the Discovery Channel. Ed has an extensive background in performance and occupational research having been involved in studies that analyzed the physical demands of and developed fitness test protocols and standards for emergency medical technicians, prison guards, police officers, park wardens, firefighters, and military personnel, and has helped several high profile companies develop fitness screening programs for their emergency response teams.
Ed is a frequent speaker at National and International Sport and Fitness Conferences, having done over 75 presentations in the past 10 years at conferences such as the NSCA National Convention, the AAHPERD National Convention, the Society of Weight Training Injury Specialists Conference, ECA Sport and Fitness Conference, Coaching Association of Canada Conferences, Rowing Canada Conferences, Ontario Minor Hockey Association Clinics, Joy of Sculling Conferences, and Olympic Solidarity Conferences.

Ken Brunet, Director of Athletic Development

Ken obtained his exercise science degree at the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. He has worked in the Exercise Science field since 1993 and is currently co-founder and President of the Peak Centre for Human Performance; an Accredited Elite Athlete Testing and Training Centre as well as the Peak Centre Academy. Ken specializes in sport science, training monitoring, training plan development and consulting for many National, Olympic and professional teams, athletes and coaches. While being part of sport science committees for National Sport Organizations, Ken has also taught at the University and College levels and lectures at conferences for various groups such as: physical education teachers, national coaching programs, personal trainers, fitness instructors etc. As a Sport Scientist, Ken has worked with various sports. Teams such as the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadians, Columbus Blue Jackets, San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames as well as Hockey Canada have all seeked Ken's expertise. Ken has also worked closely with other sports and assocations such as: Cycling Canada, Badminton Canada; Squash Canada, Biathlon Canada; Triathlon Canada and many others.

Luke Witzel

Luke obtained his undergraduate Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. Over the course of his degree, Luke was required to gather extensive information pertaining to strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, anatomy, as well as nutrition. He was also required to complete a 1-year internship placement as a Strength Coach and Athletic Therapist Assistant, where he gained an abundance of valuable knowledge that he has brought with him to the Peak Centre for Human Performance. Being a former Tier II Junior “A” hockey player, Luke knows what it takes to compete at a high level and is greatly determined to help other athletes develop to be the best that they can be.