If you are new to endurance sports, want to take your racing & training to the next level, or want to move from short course to long course triathlon, where do you start? How do you set realistic goals and map out a plan to get there?

As Coaches who understand what it means to go from couch potato to competitive Age Groupers, we help endurance athletes balance training with family and work commitments. Our coaches value “bottom up training” and quality over quantity. We can help adults of all levels and abilities map out smart, strategic plans to get you to your priority races strong and healthy. Our coaches care – we are available, involved and celebrate your achievements.

Whether you are a short course or long course triathlete, medium distance (5k, 10k), long distance (half marathon or marathon) or ultra runner, we can help you achieve your performance goals. Need help with nutrition? Need to build strength and endurance? We assess your past performances, current fitness level and future goals to help you build a plan of attack.

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Coaching Philosophy

Coaches come in all shapes, sizes and temperaments and it is vital to find a coach that meshes with your personality and particular style of training. Here’s what we are striving for as coaches:

  • Someone who can help athletes balance training with family and work commitments.
  • Someone who understands what it means to go from couch potato to competitive Age Grouper.
  • Someone who values “bottom up training” then shifts to more quality over quantity.
  • Someone who can help map out a smart, strategic plan to get athletes to A races strong and healthy.
  • Someone who has many years of life experience, have been coached ourselves, have solid short and long course racing experience, and someone who is developing a track record with a variety of age groupers.
  • Someone with good running, cycling, and swimming knowledge.
  • Someone who is not a “dictator”. We are very flexible interpersonally and good communicators. We are not a “do it because I said so” kind of coaches.
  • Someone who cares. We are available and involved. We celebrate your achievements.
  • Someone who will provide value for the dollar but may not be “cheap”.
  • Someone who’s going to manage “the big picture” (macro) for the athlete, but can also help with details and microanalysis.
  • Someone who believes in consistency via injury prevention and appropriate programming.
  • Someone who is giving back to the community.

Meet the Coaches

Coach Slayer

Harvey Gayer


Harvey is a USA Triathlon Level 2 certified endurance coach, Slow Twitch certified, a Road Runners Club of America Certified Coach, and a USA Triathlon Youth & Junior certified coach.

Coach Spartacus

Brian Patterson


Brian is a USA Triathlon Level 1 certified coach, a League of American Bicyclists Instructor, and a Road Runners Club of America Certified Coach. Brian has been involved in the sport of triathlon for four years and has completed sprint, Olympic and half iron distance races.

Coach Long Man

Karl Langenbach


If you are looking for a highly experienced endurance athlete/mentor/coach with a focus on triathlon as a healthy, long-term life style, then Coach Long Man, aka Karl Langenbach, is likely right for you.

Coach TaxSlayer

Seth Waltman


TaxSlayer is a total team player, is passionate about the multisport lifestyle, and committed to TriCoachGeorgia.  “Tax” has helped many athletes even before his coaching training. He was formerly obese, and has learned to manage his weight well.

Coach B.A.M.F.

Chuck Sims


Coach B.A.M.F. is a USAT Level 2 Endurance Coach and ASCA Level 1 Swimming coach. He believes in steady progress and injury avoidance. He wants athletes to enjoy the sport of triathlon and be a part of it for the long haul.

Coach Godfather

Chad Kimbrell


Coach Godfather is a USAT Certified Level 1 coach with a passion for motor cycle racing & technology. He likes to keep training and racing as fun as possible, and get you across the finish line healthy. He loves helping others do things they didn’t think they could.

Coach BlackHeart

Carrie Giordano


BlackHeart is a fitness & nutrition enthusiast and relentless motivator – encouraging athletes to reach their goals healthy and with the same enthusiasm and fervor they had when they signed up for their race.

Coach Terminator

Dr. Dick Thompson


Dick enjoys coaching athletes who want to improve their performance, giving clinics and working with beginners to Ironman World Champions. He designs his approach to best suit the athlete’s personal needs, goals, strengths and opportunities.

Coach Professor

Jared Hauschildt


Jared, a Physiotherapist from Noosa, Australia coaches professionals and amateurs who are genuinely motivated to reach their own lofty goals – whether it be simply finishing a certain event or qualifying for and competing in their own age-group World Championships.

Coach Heavy Mettle

Naomi Gallagher


Naomi is a a USAT Level 1 Certified Coach who understands the importance of balancing family, work, and the love for the sport and life. From Tracktown USA she has coached complete novices, highly accomplished age group athletes, and everything in between.

Coach Angel K

Kara Sasser


Kara is a USAT Certified Level 1 Triathlon coach based in Columbus GA. She was lured into triathlon as a way to get fit after the birth of her second child. A fanatic consumer of triathlon and nutrition research, she combines real-world proven workout plans with cutting edge info.

Coach Angel C

Christy Schreck


Christy is a USAT Certified Level 1 Triathlon coach and an Ironman All World Athlete with countless Sprint/Olympic-distance races under her belt. She is highly organized, structured and motivated not only as an athlete, but also as a coach.

Coach EmanBoom

Estevan Price


Eman understands what it takes to be competitive and push that extra mile to reach a goal – whether those goals are to set a new PR, get on the podium, or just finish a race for the first time – without losing the love of the sport.