Most people call them coaches, but we like to think of them as "honers of bestness." They see fast and make it faster. These are our favorite coaches, honing the skills of some of our top pros and beginners alike. Select a coach to find out more information about them, their accomplishments, and their training philosophies.
COACH ADAM OTSTOT
My coaching philosophy draws from extensive experiences as an endurance sport athlete, an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary, and a decade of coaching, including elementary school students, varsity college athletes, novice triathletes, and national-class runners and multisport athletes.
2018 Eagleman 70.3, 2nd Overall
2018 Chattanooga 70.3, 3rd Overall
2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, 26th Pro
2017 Ironman Chattanooga 70.3, 2nd Overall
2016 Eagleman 70.3, 2nd Overall
2012 Ironman World Championships, 38th Overall
2011 USAT Long-Course Triathlon National Champion
2007 ITU Long-Course Duathlon Age Group World Champion
2007-2012 USAT All-American
2012 USAT Athlete of the Year Honorable Mention
2017-2018 Coaching Highlights:
42 Age Group Podiums
22 Overall Podiums
18 Overall Wins
36 personal records
2 USAT All-Americans
"I have worked with Adam for just over 2 years. I joined him to prepare for my first attempt at an Iron distance triathlon. I would describe my ability as novice.
Adam has the ability to work with both novice and advanced athletes. Here’s the thing, he had me toe the line at Ironman Maryland feeling like I was the experienced veteran.
He leads you step by step, workout by workout to whatever your goal is. On race day I was nervous as to what to expect out of the day. However, I had no doubt that I was trained properly and prepared for the race at hand.
I remember being an hour or so into the run thinking that “Adam was sandbagging me.” What I mean is that at that time I felt as though I was more than prepared for the day.
Since then, Adam and I have gone to run-only training. Following his guidance, I have seen astronomical gains on the run. He knows just what you need as an athlete and just when to turn up the heat to help you hit your goals.
I would recommend him to anyone interested in elevating their swim, bike, and or run game."— Craig Politte
"With Adam’s help, starting late season 2014, I have gone from a middle of the pack age-grouper to overall winning USAT All-American. Along the way Adam’s coaching as helped me achieve multiple PRs in every common running and triathlon distance, qualified and coached me through a Boston Marathon, landed me on the podium in over 95% of my races (3 being overall triathlons wins so far), and an IM PR of 9:37:15.
What I find most valuable about Adam is his ability to coach athletes of all levels and skill sets. From those aspiring to make Kona or Boston to the ones who just want to finish their first race.
If you are looking for coach is willing to listen, provide feedback, bring positive results and even let you glance into his own training and life. I would highly recommend Adam Otstot as a coach for you."— Jason Bridges
COACH DEREK STONE
My endurance career began at the age of 13 and continued through college where I competed as a middle distance track athlete. During my collegiate career, I bested a 3:51 1500 meter run, was a 3x conference champion and 3x NCAA Championships qualifier. I first began competing in triathlons in 2006 and began coaching youth triathlons in 2010.
After a 5 year hiatus from competing, I jumped back into triathlon in 2016 and quickly realized I wanted to get more involved with the sport. While helping a fellow friend prepare for their first Ironman, I found joy in helping them develop their skills and fitness.
While I am a USAT certified coach, my running background has really helped me develop my athletes' running abilities. It is a fantastic feeling when I am able to help an athlete dig deep and find more than they thought they had.
COACH TODD WILEY
Our goal is to grow endurance sports both in the individual and the community. We do this by providing athletes with personalized training programs tailored to their needs to help them achieve their highest potential at target races. We feel this can be achieved by communicating with out athletes through written and hands on training programs.
At the community level we provide events, camps and clinics to athletes from the junior level athlete to the athlete that just wants to learn more about endurance sports.
We provide performance testing for athletes to meet their maximum potentials while training and racing throughout the year.