CTS Premier Level Coach – Specializes in Cycling Coaching
“My philosophy of coaching is to train the complete athlete. That is beyond just the endurance training, but also nutrition, recovery, functional strength, mental skills, and of course sport-specific skills. I am an analytical and pragmatic person by nature and tend to take that approach in my coaching as well.”
My passion for cycling was sparked way back when Greg Lemond was still winning the Tour. I’ve made it my lifestyle to pursue cycling both as an athlete and as a profession since then. I started racing bikes in college and kept chasing the dream (so to speak) well into my 30s. I raced nationally for several years and won several state titles as a Cat 1. I am also a 6-time Masters National Champion both on the road and track. While my focus had always been road and track cycling, you’ll find me more and more these days you’ll find me on my gravel bike. I’m not as serious a competitor as I used to be, unless of course, there is a Strava QOM on the line.
My career path has always been geared towards cycling, and in fact, I first worked with Chris Carmichael at USA Cycling when he was the National Coaching Director in the mid-1990s. I had the good fortune to work for the US Olympic Cycling team as a sports science consultant through the 1996 Olympics. After that experience, I pursued my master’s degree in exercise science, and by the time I finished that Chris was starting CTS where I became one of the first few coaches he brought on to the team. I’ve been working with CTS as a full-time coach since 2001.
Through my work at CTS I have been able to work with athletes of all abilities and multiple different sport groups from road, track, and mountain bikers to athletes in team sports, motorsports, and even shooting. While I enjoy working with highly competitive athletes, most of the clients I coach are in their 40s, 50s… and even 70s who are looking to get better, get stronger, or simply defy age and achieve their physical best.
Some Of The Races/Events I’ve Participated In Or Coached Athletes For
- Master’s Road Nationals (road race, criterium, time trial)
- Master’s Track Nationals (pursuit, points race, team pursuit)
- Multiple national level stage races (including Tour of the Gila, Redlands, Superweek, Diaryland…)
- Leadville 100 mountain bike race
- Dirty Kanza
- Amgen Tour of California Race Experience
- Haute Route (Rockies, Pyrenees, Alps)
- Maratona, E’tape du Tour