Why do I coach?
I have been coaching for as long as I can remember. I began Tae Kwon Do when I was 6 and was teaching classes to students of all ages by the time I was 14. At the age of 16 I became a certified lifeguard and started teaching group and private swim lessons. I continued teaching both sports through my undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. Helping others achieve something new and reach levels they never thought possible has always brought me joy.
What is my Primary Philosophy of Coaching?
Anyone can provide workouts, but not everyone can privide insite. I feel it is important to have the hard converstaions and to set realistic goals. We are all different and I feel it is important to have an open relationship between coach and athlete where communication is key. I love to talk and share my knowledge and ideas of the sport, and I encourage my athletes to ask "why". Consistency is key and as long as you put in the work, you will see results. Having a trained coach by your side will help to maximize your efforts and let your hard earned results shine.
Why are you different than other coaches?
In January 2010, I joined the Texas A&M University Triathlon Team where I was a member for 3 years. Training alongside current and former professional triathletes, I saw how hard work and dedication can transform the average to exceptional. I am a USA Triathlon Level 1 certified coach and a USA Triathlon Race Official. To date, I have competed in over 100 endurance events ranging from running events, sprint triathlons and open water swims, to Ironman triathlons. I understand the load and dedication it takes to be your best, but I also understand sometimes the best laid plans need to go out the window. I am a father to three kids under 8, a husband and a full-time oceanographer, so I understand that sometimes a workout is just not possible, and that is OK.