What’s your story? How or why did you become a trainer/ coach?
I became a coach the week after finishing my master’s degree with the cross country team at the high school across the street from the college. I added working with triathletes shortly after and have progressed to coaching NCAA college cross country and track & field teams as well as elite triathletes and age-group All Americans. I recently started working the high school student-athletes to navigate the college recruiting process and provide supplement coaching and training during the off-season and racing strategies during the season.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Assisting athletes to identify SMAART goals and coaching them to reach those goals through daily challenges and successes.
What is your ideal client like?
My ideal client is someone who enjoys hard work and participates in the process. I enjoy feedback and questions about my training philosophy and workouts. I expect to learn from clients through the coaching process.
What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Racing experience and exposure to a long list of influential coaches and contributors to endurance sports.
NICK’S OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Nick has been coaching for over 11 years including triathletes and runners as a personal coach and NCAA Cross Country/Track & &&e&d Coach. Specialties include race strategies, mental preparation, run specific event training, and overall multi-sport training program design. M.S. Sports & Recreation Management-Coaching, New England College B.A. Management Information Systems, University of Notre Dame.
• Olympian – 2000 Olympics
• U.S. Olympic Committee Triathlete of the Year-1998
• USA Triathlon Elite Triathlete of the Year-1998
• USA Triathlon Age Group Athlete of the Year-1990