Area of Expertise: Coaching
Education: SFU BA, TRU Bachelor of Education
Mark Bomba joined Trinity Western in the spring of 2011 as the Spartans Endurance Director.
As an athlete, he was the national champion in both the 10,000 metre distance and half marathon distance in 2005 while also winning the Canadian cross country title in 2000. He competed in the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2005, the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2001 and 2003 and the Chiba Ekiden Relay in 2002 and 2004. To go along with all that, he was also the 1993 NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) national champion in the 1500 metre event while competing for Simon Fraser University.
Most recently, Bomba was ranked as the top masters (over-40) 10km runner in Canada.
As a coach, Bomba has been the personal coach to Canadian national team members such as Richard Mosley (World Cross Country Championships qualifier), Matt Johnston (Canadian medalist and two-time World Cross Country competitor) and Bruno Mazzotta (Canadian Junior 5000m champion and World Cross Country competitor).
He has also coached various B.C. provincial team members in a number of disciplines from 800m to the marathon. Currently, he is the head coach of the track and field and cross country teams at North Surrey Secondary School.
Bomba has his NCCP Level Two Technical Certificate for distance running. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser and a Bachelor of Education degree from Thompson Rivers University.