|June 7, 1985|
|Colorado Springs, CO|
|BA, Business Management|
|USAC Level 3|
Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
Mountains of North Carolina
Colorado Springs, CO – Current – best riding I’ve ever seen!
Sante Ynez, CA – Spring 2011 – best riding I’ve never seen!
“If I wasn't Bob Dylan, I'd probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.”
Appalachian State University
I decided to pursue training and education as a coach because:
I was tired of wondering what would be best for me as an athlete and wanted to help others answer the same question.
I decided to join CTS because:
It has always been a dream of mine to work with athletes in the field of endurance sports - and no one does it better than CTS.
I like coaching for CTS because:
I get to work side by side with the best coaches in the world.
My most rewarding coaching experience:
Helping to build Appalachian State’s Cycling Team from a few recreational riders to a nationally renowned three time Collegiate National Champion.
The best thing about being a coach is:
Sharing my passion for endurance sports with others through the realization of their potential.
My coaching philosophy is:
Work hard, rest well and repeat.
My coaching goals:
Helping athletes enjoy their sport and make the most of their time.
My strongest coaching quality is:
Experience as a racer and interest in each athlete as an individual.
Greatest Athletic Achievements:
2003-2007 Collegiate Cyclocross, Road and Mountain Bike National Team Member
Nature Valley Composite Team Selection
2010 Crossroads Cycling Classic Overall Series Winner
2010 NC Criterium Champion
Yellow Jersey and Stage Winner Tour Of Ohio
(31) Top 10 Finishes in 2010
When I started cycling and what got me started:
Started mountain biking at 10 years old when the local bike shop would take kids mountain biking on Saturdays.
What I like best about cycling:
Health, competition, suffering and fun all in one!
What I would have done differently in my competitive days if I knew what I know now:
Gotten a coach sooner
What I would not change:
Time spent devoted to the sport.
Activities I do for fun and exercise:
Cycling, running, swimming, fly fishing and backpacking.
People who convince themselves they can’t rather than trying.
When I’m not coaching or training I like to:
The people I most admire in the world are:
The best advice I ever got from them was:
Think before you act.
I can be characterized as:
The neatest thing I ever found on a run/ride was:
Craftsman 24” crescent wrench.
Something non-sports related that no one would guess about me:
I was a Deputy Sheriff
If I wasn’t a coach, I would be:
Professional soccer player.
My favorite meal/dessert is:
My mom’s whole wheat chocolate chip cookies
“Bad” food I just can’t resist:
My favorite music is:
My favorite psych-up music is:
At The Drive In
My favorite book is:
My favorite place in the world is:
DuPont State Forest & Pisgah National Forest
When traveling, I never leave without:
My wife Bonnie.
In my car you’ll find:
The best small bit of advice I can give is:
Don’t waste a second.
If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be:
You would never mistake me for:A climber.