OTTAWA -- Canadian running coach Dave Scott-Thomas has been given a lifetime ban from track and field by Athletics Canada.

Scott-Thomas has been accused of inappropriate relationships with athletes.

Those allegations haven't been proven in court.

Scott-Thomas led the University of Guelph to 37 national titles in cross-country running and track and field.

He also was a coach for Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games and world championships in 2015 and 2017.

Attempts to reach Scott-Thomas have been unsuccessful.