Level II Coach Certification
Level 2 Cycling Certification
Brett began his multisport career with a reverse sprint triathlon (5k run, 20k bike, 300m pool swim) in Kuwait while deployed in support of Operation Desert Thunder. Since then he has completed well over 100 multisport races from sprint to Ironman (Louisville x2, Lake Placid, Coeur D’Alene) including the 2008 Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Brett began coaching in 2004 when he received his Level I certification from USA Triathlon, since then he has obtained Level II certifications from USA Triathlon and USA Cycling. His athletes consistently place at the top of their age groups as well as overall at local, regional, and national races.
Some highlights of his coaching career include the following:
1st place overall female Great Floridian Iron Distance triathlon
1st place overall female Florida Double Iron
2nd place overall Badwater Ultramarathon
1st place overall West Point Lake Olympic
1st place overall Clemson Sprint
5th place pro Ironman Florida 70.3 (3:58)
sub 9 hour Ironman (Ironman Florida)
Brett is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University (B.S. Aerospace) and works as an Air Traffic Controller at Dobbins ARB, GA. He served 5 years in the US Army and is a graduate of Air Assault and Pathfinder School. He lives in Woodstock, GA with his wife Kate and two children (Lilly and Aaron). When not training or coaching for triathlon he enjoys watching college football, eating BBQ, and the occasional round of golf.
USAT Level I Coach Certification
Jack started his athletic career on the soccer field at age 3 and began running competitively at 8 years old in AAU and USA Track & Field. Jack continued to compete at high levels including premier soccer clubs and regional and national level club track meets at sprint distances. Jack earned All-State honors in both sports during high school and continued playing soccer at Division-I Saint Louis University where he studied Exercise Science as an undergrad. Jack went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, graduating with honors in January, 2009.
Professionally, Jack is a clinical director for PT Solutions and specializes in orthopaedic and manual physical therapy with board certification in orthopaedics and advanced competency in vestibular rehabilitation.
Jack competed in his first triathlon in Sandestin, Florida in 2010 and has since raced many times over at sprint and Olympic distances. Currently Jack lives and works in Naperville, Illinois with his wife and son. Jack earned his USATLevel I coaching certification in April, 2012 and is training for half iron distances races. Jack also boasts having raced in Australia, in addition to his races state side.
Jack’s coaching philosophy stems from his work in rehabilitation with an emphasis on injury prevention and appropriate progression regardless of distance. Jack is familiar with training programs and annual training plans from sprint to iron distance races.
USAT Level 1 Certified Coach
USA Cycling Level 3 Certified Coach
We all live busy lives but that shouldn’t stop us from dreaming. As a coach, I am passionate about helping the athletes I coach to achieve their triathlon goals while helping to balance life. I also like to incorporate yoga and strength into training programs for balance and to avoid injury. I am a certified USA Cycling coach based in Atlanta, GA and have competed in triathlon distances ranging from sprint to half-ironman as well as run in races marathon distance and shorter.
I began coaching athletes in 2014. I enjoy coaching individuals who are juggling many aspects of life and are looking to find balance and personal achievement. Live is a journey which should be enjoyed.
I have been in triathlon for over 15 years. Like many athletes, I came to the sport over weight and lacking physical fitness. At 240 pounds I worked my way to a healthy weight with diet and exercise. In my first race the race director actually pushed me up the hill out of transition on my bike. In that moment, I experienced the community of triathlon and was hooked for life.
I have competed in multiple full and half Ironman events and experienced first hand what smart effective training can obtain in the way of results. Like anything in life, if you have a plan and know the right way to execute that plan you can be successful. Not until I got a coach was I able to start to achieve my personal best.
I want to bring these experiences and learnings to new triathletes and help them grow in the sport I love. As athletes grow and learn, they are then able to pay it forward and share with the next new athlete. At the end of the day, what truly motivates me, is being the success of others.
Heather is a certified coach with both USA Triathlon and USA Cycling. She started coaching marathon runners in 2004 and then slowly transitioned to coaching triathletes. A veteran athlete with 8 Ironman finishes and over 70 marathons completed, Heather understands how to get the most out of athletes, no matter the shape, size or ability they start as.