Hometown: Born in Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit) in the province of Mpumalanga (formerly the Eastern Transvaal) in South Africa; currently living in Lafayette, Colo.
College degree: Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement Studies & English Literature in 1977; Higher Diploma of Education (HDE) in 1978; Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Cum Laude) in Human Movement Studies in 1986; all degrees at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
When did you start at USAT: April 30, 2013
Roles and responsibilities: Specialty roles in running and sport psychological support. Specific support to athletes in high performance draft legal pipeline including Collegiate Recruitment Program & Elite Triathlon Academy.
Favorite part about USAT: Daily intense involvement with U.S. athletes striving toward the highest level in the sport of triathlon. I owe a huge debt to U.S. endurance sports (distance and triathlon) for giving me the opportunity to make a living doing what I love. It’s payback time and USAT have given me an opportunity to do so.
What keeps you busy in your free time: I have two young kids (one boy and girl) so I spend my free time with them taking them to soccer, taekwondo, dance and swimming.
Favorite career moment: Thirty-plus years of coaching and six Olympic Games. Barb Lindquist’s decisive win in Honolulu to make the U.S. Olympic Team in Athens. This represented a fundamental shift from me coaching runners to coaching triathletes. Then there was Josia (Thungwane) winning the Olympic marathon in Atlanta and dedicating the win to Nelson Mandela - it was a weeper!