Sam Eyles-Frayne is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach at York University. Prior to this position, she was an S&C Coach at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) for nearly four years, with a focus in working with Cycling Canada’s track sprint and endurance athletes. In addition to Cycling Canada, her experience includes working with athletes from 7 different national team programs who have competed at world championships, the Commonwealth Games, the Pan-American games, and the Summer Olympics.
Sam spent three years at Sheridan College, managing their multipurpose Strength and Conditioning Research Centre and composed, implemented, and trained eight of their varsity teams. She continues to teach part time in their Kinesiology and Health Promotion degree program.
Sam graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Kinesiology in 2011 and completed her master’s in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph in 2012. She was an elite rugby player at both schools, earning three consecutive U SPORTS all-Canadian selections at Waterloo from 2008-10 and was named the school’s athlete of the year for the 2010-11 season. She became a national champion with the Guelph Gryphons in 2011 and was also named to her fourth consecutive U SPORTS all-Canadian team. She also represented her country in the 2010 U SPORTS All-Star Game against the USA and her province for five consecutive years with Rugby Ontario.