It is with great pride (and of course a touch of sadness) that the Kajaks Track and Field Club announces the retirement of Kajaks Legend, Moseley Jack; Coach, Mentor, Colleague and Friend.
Originally set to retire before the 2020 season, and keeping a hopeful eye on 2021, the #KajaksFam felt the time was right to now announce his retirement. Having coached for over 40 years with the Kajaks Track and Field Club, there are very few people who have had the presence and effect on our club that Moseley Jack had. As our longtime Junior Development Speed and Power coach, Moseley has left an indelible mark not only on our club, but on youth track and field provincially, and even nationally.
A retired Richmond school teacher and 2018 Richmond Wall of Fame inductee, Coach Moseley Jack has worked and encouraged countless Richmond youth during his time with the Kajaks. Always in great shape himself with an unforgettable smile and laugh Coach Jack had brought with him an energy that never dulled even in his last year of coaching. Not one to shy away from being honest with his athletes, Moseley’s athletes always learned the importance of hard work to achieve their goals. In a 2018 Richmond Sentinel article, Jack says, “It [coaching] has provided something for me to do rather be in the house and feeling sorry for myself.” Moseley went on to say, “I feel you have to be a caring person, not self-centered and feeling you’re entitled. We need to bring out more caring and giving. Even if you don’t have money you might be able to give of your time. I’m coached thousands of kids in this community, and I enjoy doing that because I like to see kids succeed.”
While we will all miss seeing Moseley around the track, we know that his legacy will continue with his son and club coach Byron Jack. And as a coach, we will probably see Moseley around Clement Track from time to time. If you’d like to send Moseley a kind note, please contact Team Manager Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks you Moseley!