Due to high demand Coach Ritter is coaching at full capacity but if you would like to consider another FTR Coach or be added to our waiting list for Team FTR Coaching, please fill out the form above.  Wait times vary. We have a one-in, one-out policy which means if one of our current athletes end their membership, we can then take on a new member. Signing up for this wait list does not commit you to a membership. We will contact you once we have space and then you can decide if you'd like to join. Thank you for your patience. We hope to have you on the team soon!

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WILLIAM RITTER 
Head Coach 

Qualifications

  • Head Coach Specializing in coaching beginner to elite athletes in triathlon, Ironman distance triathlon, road running, marathoning, track and cross country.
  • IRONMAN Certified Coach 
  • USA Track & Field Level 1 Certified Coach  
  • Coaching Triathletes and Runners since 2009
  • Current ALTIS 360 Member 
  • Kinesiology degree at the University of Texas at Tyler
  • M.B.A at Texas A&M University of Commerce
  • 21 Years experience in Endurance Sports
  • Elite Runner with Team Florida Track Club
  • Former 5X USAT All American & 2015 Ironman All World GOLD Athlete
  • 2017- Current Head Cross Country / Head Boy's Track & Field Coach @ Cumberland Academy (relatively new program) 
  • 2016 Former Assistant XC Coach for T.K. Bishop Gorman


Coaching Accomplishments

  • 2018 17-5A District Track Champion 3200M and 1600M, Regional Qualifier 
  • 2018 16-4A Distract Track Champion 3200M,  Regional Qualifier 
  • 2018 16-4A Regional Qualifier 800, 1600, 3200m 
  • 2017 Professional Triathlete Qualifier Garrett Mayeaux @ Des Moines Escape Triathlon Series 
  • 2017 Cross Country Regional Qualifers 4A-6A Divisions 
  • 2017 Cumberland Academy High (Boys (2nd District)  & Girls (3rd District) ) Team Regional Qualifiers, first year coaching UIL District 15-3A
  • 2017 District 17-5A 3200M and 1600m District Champion and Regional Qualifier 
  • 2017 District 16-4A Middle School 2400M and 1600M District Champion
  • 2016 Regional Qualifier 3200m and 1600m 3A
  • 2016 Bishop Gorman  District Champions and 5th  (Boys)  and 6th (Girls)  Team in TAAPS State Cross Country Championships
  • 2016 Cross Country  Regional Qualifier Cross Country 3A
  • 2015 Cross Country  Regional Qualifier Cross Country 3A 
  • 34 Overall Wins for Coached Athletes
  • 1 Boston Marathon Qualifier 
  • 50+ Personal Records Achieved
  • Multiple Age Group Podiums 
  • 6 IRONMAN, 12 Half Ironman, and 3 Marathon finishes​


My background is strong in the endurance sports world including 20 years competitive running experience and 8 years experience in triathlon. I started in triathlon in 2007 as a novice after collegiate running, moving up the ranks racing in the elite-amateur division in triathlon. Today, I know longer race triathlon but I still run competitively. 

All of my coaching is detailed and based on the individual, which includes an extensive athlete assessment . Throughout the duration of your training we will meet in person or virtually for performance and technical analysis. Achieving your goals is my priority.