Professional Endurance Sports Coaching
As a career Fighter Pilot and instructor, my approach to coaching uses the same techniques that train the world's best pilots:
A Solid Plan of Action, Attention to Detail, and Diligent Training
Pilots see everything before it happens through mental rehearsal and visualization. They practice until they can't get it wrong. Then they execute with powerful confidence.
Our training follows the same path. I believe effective coaching requires attention, so we don't limit communication--we need to know what you're doing and how it feels. Coaching is not spreadsheets and data. It's also not nebulous. It's a combination of art and science.
Our programs include not only the swim, bike, and run training, but also mental skills, strength training, recovery, fueling and hydration, equipment advice, race planning, tactics and debrief.
We focus on a solid aerobic foundation and build race-specific intensity on top. Strength training aids in durability and recovery ability. And it all comes together in confidence through repetition and focus.
20 Years Coaching
USAT Level III
2020 USAT Coach of the Year
USAT Coaching Educator
ITU World Championships Team Coach (x3)
Former Pro Triathlete and Mountain Bike Racer
Ironman | 70.3 | Olympic | Draft Legal | Sprint
Xterra | Mountain Bike | Gravel
Like any relationship, the coaching relationship relies on communication. Subjective feedback and objective data combined with open communication allow the coach to better serve the athlete.
We don't have tiered programs that limit communication. One program. Unlimited communication.
Your program is designed for you, your needs and your schedule.
Strength, mental skills, recovery, fueling, hydration, tactics, race planning, race debrief. Power, HR, RPE.
Worlds and National Champions. Age Group podiums. First-time finishes.
Whatever your goal, we can get you there.
3 World Champions - pro and age group
Over 25 National Champions - pro and age group
Pro Rookie of the Year
Our guidance. Your work. Results.
Growing up running and cycling, I started racing in high school. College racing took me to several states as well as Australia for ITU Duathlon Worlds. Over 200 triathlons, 2 quadrathlons, 5 Ironman, lots of Xterra races.
Two Konas, AZ State Champion, Best of the US selection, US Military Nationals (draft-legal), 2x Xterra Regional Champion and #2 Amateur in the US, Top American amateur Hawaii Double (Kona + Xterra Worlds one week apart).
I started racing pro on mountain bikes in 2005 and triathlon in 2007.
A mountain bike crash in early 2007 changed my plans. Docs told me my ankle wouldn't heal correctly, and indeed it did not. They also told me my flying, running and cycling days were over.
Screw that. I'm back to flying and still ride and run when I can. Although coaching is my priority, I can still rip it up once in a while--I won two of my three triathlons in 2022.
The injury led me to coaching full time. Thus began GEC.
I have coached elite and amateur athletes, have been the head coach at three world championship events, and coached the University of Arizona TriCats club team. I've led several clubs and teams as well. I was selected as the 2020 USAT Coach of the Year for Education. Though I am currently back on Active Duty, I still carry a small athlete client load and continue to educate and mentor coaches.
In addition to coaching, I share my thoughts and approach in seminars and symposiums, teach through USAT Coaching Education, and speak to corporate and leadership groups on success and failure, leadership and followership, and all things sport.
Matt is an engineer, so data is a love language for him. Matt has a long history of triathlon racing and coaching. He specializes in long course through short course, and on trail and endurance running. Experienced in all distances, Matt makes the science of training easily understandable and directly applicable to his athletes.
Triathlon is a great way for kids to build life-long skills and self-awareness. Kids ages 6-18 compete locally and nationally and youth-appropriate distances. Stephanie's certifications and experience build a child's self-confidence and competitive drive for a life of sport and work ethic.
JETS is a USAT Youth and Junior High-Performance Team.