(Colorado Springs, January 19, 2021) – CTS, a pioneer in the endurance coaching and camps industry, today announced five new additions to their staff of 50+ professional coaches. Patrick McGlade, Jackson Brill, Tamara Kozulina, Matthew Wisthoff, and Harley Nunan bring unique strengths to the CTS Coaching Staff and are available to take new athletes immediately.
CTS Founder and Head Coach, Chris Carmichael, said, “I am proud to welcome Patrick, Jackson, Tamara, Matthew, and Harley into the CTS Coaching Staff. All CTS Coaches work with athletes in a variety of sports, and many have specializations in specific areas. With these hires we are pleased to create additional capacity to meet growing demand from ultrarunners, triathletes, and cyclists.”
Patrick’s professional experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant is an important part of his coaching, and enables him to be particularly successful in helping athletes remain injury free as they improve performance. He adds, “I enjoy working on the creative side of training, working within the confines of family, life, or injury to ensure progress while respecting the curveballs life may throw at us.” In addition to a strong coaching education background, Patrick also brings a wealth of experience from ultramarathon events and is the only CTS Coach to have completed a run across the United States.
Jackson graduated with his BA in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and is planning to complete his MS in 2021. He combines a passion for sports science research with practical and applicable guidance for athletes. He explains, “I work in CU-Boulder’s Locomotion Lab, specifically researching when to walk vs. run on uphills, and have helped publish multiple scientific papers on the topic. My academic and research background certainly informs my coaching practice, but I believe that there is a lot more to athletic success that cannot be found in a textbook.”
Tamara combines her sports science education with 20 years of experience as a professional triathlete. She competed in more than 20 Ironman triathlons, including Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, and achieved podium finishes at Ironman Florida, Ironman Austria, Ironman Wisconsin, and Powerman World Championship in Zofingen. She adds, “I believe in efficiency, smart training, and balance. My goal as a coach is to help athletes get the most out of their training so they can reach new levels and achieve their goals.” Tamara specializes in triathlon and also coaches cyclists and marathon runners.
Matthew has one of the most diverse athletic and professional backgrounds in the CTS Coaching Staff. In addition to being an NCAA Division 1 swimmer, he competed at the elite level in ITU draft-legal triathlons and Ironman 70.3 events. He is also a bike racer, with competition and coaching experience in road, criterium, gravel, and MTB racing. Though Matthew has extensive experience managing training data, he emphasizes this has led him to look beyond the numbers. “I have always sought to find the “why” behind what we do as athletes and prescribe as coaches. Every workout should have a purpose, and chasing arbitrary numbers, whether it’s mileage, yardage, or hours, should never be the focus. Getting my athletes to the start line physically and mentally healthy is my number one goal,” he adds. Matthew works with triathletes, ultrarunners, and cyclists.
Harley’s educational, coaching, and athletic experiences combine to make her a great resource for new and experienced athletes. In addition to earning a BS in Nutrition and a Masters in Sports Science, she coaches an NCAA Women’s Triathlon Team and trains and competes in triathlons, ultramarathons, and various cycling disciplines. “I believe coaching is about helping athletes find balance, incorporating their training to become part of their lifestyle.”
Speaking broadly on the subject of coaching education, Carmichael said, “Coach development is one of the things CTS does best. Our in-house education, mentoring, and professional advancement programs have developed many of the industry’s top coaches, including coaches who have moved on to leadership positions in other organizations.”
A pioneering company in the endurance coaching industry CTS has improved the performance of more than 20,000 athletes since 2000. Founded by renowned coach and author Chris Carmichael, and home to more than 50 professional coaches, CTS seeks to change lives and ultimately the world, through the power of movement, healthy habits, knowledge, and inspiration. The company provides personal coaching, training camps, and Endurance Bucket List experiences to athletes of all ability levels. For more information, visit www.trainright.com.