Meet Coach Katie
Katie grew up as a competitive gymnast and learned the importance of discipline and hard work at a young age. In college, she joined the club triathlon team as a way to make friends but quickly realized her passion for the sport. After college, she went on to compete at the highest levels of competition with some of the best athletes in the world. She holds several Age Group Titles and always has her eyes on the podium.
Katie received her degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia. She has a 10-year background in strength coaching and believes strength training can be just as important as the swimming, biking, and running components of triathlon.
How long have you been coaching?
What motivated you to begin coaching?
I became a coach because I wanted to fully imerse myself in the world of endurance sports. I had a background in strength training and exercise physiology and thought that with my passion for triathlon— coaching would be a logical next step.
Types of athletes or race distances you prefer to coach?
I am comfortable preparing athletes for all distances but my speciality lies in long course racing.
What is your coaching philosophy?
My coaching philosophy is simple— consistent smart training principles from a holistic approach, and the right amount of passion will get you the results you want. Hard work is necessary but flexibility in the way you approach your training is key!
Coaching certifications and experience
I am a USAT Level 1 coach, I hold a degree in exercise science, and I am NASM certified personal trainer.
How did you get into the sport?
I got into the sport as a way to make friends in college but soon realized my connection to the sport was way more than just a social outlet.
Favorite Distance to Race?
I love the Full Distance race the best. I feel like that’s the race where the most magic happens
Race history, personal achievements, and PRs
I am a 16x Ironman and a 7 x Kona Qualifier. Top amateur at 2022 Mont Tremblant 70.3.
Other important info:
I am here to help her athletes become the very best they can be via smart effective science-based training principles with an emphasis on hard work, consistency, balance, and harnessing the power of positive thinking. I currently live in Decatur, Georgia with my partner Cat and our dog Sprout.