Meet the Coach


Profile: Coach Ted Jaleta

Coaching Experience

  • Respected coach and mentor to many highly successful athletes.
  • Coached track and field and cross country at Excel Athletika (formerly known as Regina Wheat City Kinsmen Track & Field club) from 1991 - 2003. 
  • Coach of the University of Regina Cougars Track & Field and Cross Country men’s team from 2003 - 2007.   
  • Coach of the Jaleta Pacers from 2007 to present.
  • Certified Level 2 Distance Coach.
  • Also facilitates wellness clinics for community and sport groups.

Athletic Achievements

  • Ted has competed at a high level as an athlete and holds several provincial and Canadian national records.
  • Former holder of Canadian National Masters Half-Marathon record (1:05:54) 1997.
  • Ranked 7th in the world (Masters Division) for distance running by Runner’s World Magazine in 1997.
  • Awarded SaskSport Master Athlete of the year in 1997.
  • Recipient of numerous athletic and community awards for positive contributions.
  • Inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Community Achievements

  • Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal 2002.
  • Diversity Ambassador for Canadian Summer Games 2005.
  • Recipient of the CRA Award of Excellence 2006.
  • Award-winning book Never Give Up:  Ted Jaleta's Inspiring Story by Deana Driver 2006.
  • Recipient of the Toastmaster's Helgi Goodman Award 2009.
  • Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Regina 2014.
  • In February 2017, the City of Regina added "Jaleta" name to the list of future street names in Regina.
  • Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal 2022.