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Head Coach 


  • Head Coach Specializing in coaching beginner to elite athletes in triathlon, Ironman distance triathlon, road running, marathoning, track and cross country.
  • Coaching athletes since 2009
  • 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
  • Former Elite Amateur triathlete; still competes in running events
  • 5X USAT All American & 2015 Ironman All World GOLD Athlete
  • 2016 Assistant XC Coach for T.K. Bishop Gorman. 
  • 2017 Head XC Coach and Distance Track Coach @ Cumberland Academy High

Coaching Accomplishments

  • 2017 Professional Triathlete Qualifier Garrett Mayeaux @ Des Moines Escape Triathlon Series 
  • 2017 District 17-5 A 3200M and 1600M District Champion & Regional Qualifier - Spencer Otero, Whitehouse
  • 2017 District 16-4A Middle School 2400M and 1600M District Champion & Regional Qualifier - Hayden Jeffus, Bullard
  • 2016 Regional Qualifier 3200m and 1600m 3A - Derreck Mayeaux, New Diana 
  • 2016 District Champions and 5th Team in TAAPS State XC @ Bishop Gorman
  • 2016 Regional Qualifier Cross Country 3A - Derreck Mayeaux, New Diana
  • 2015 Regional Qualifier Cross Country 3A - Derreck Mayeaux, New Diana
  • 26 Overall Wins for coached athletes
  • 1 Boston Marathon Qualifier 
  • 20 Top 3 Age Group for coached athletes
  • 30+ Personal Records Achieved
  • 5 IRONMAN, 10 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.