CHIEF OPERATION OFFICER
Tim Yount was named the first Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the history of USA Triathlon on February 9, 2011, where he was promoted from his previous position as Senior Vice President of Sport Development.
USA Triathlon’s longest-tenured employee, Yount has managed nearly every major program within the organization since joining the national office staff in 1989. Along with serving as COO and Senior VP of Sport Development, Yount’s run with USA Triathlon has seen him serve the National Governing Body as Championship and Team USA Coordinator, Assistant Executive Director and twice serving as acting CEO.
Yount has managed, or helped to manage, the U.S. delegation at more than 50 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships and served as Team Leader of the U.S. Olympic Team for triathlon’s debut at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia.
Additionally, he was integral in the development of several core USA Triathlon programs, including the Junior Program, Elite Program, Drug Testing Program, Club Program and Coaching Certification. He also played a key role in the creation of USA Triathlon’s 10 Regions, various merchandising and retailer programs, as well as the Paratriathlon and Clydesdale/Athena Divisions at National Championship events and oversaw the push for the sport of triathlon being recognized as an NCAA Emerging Sport for Women.
Formerly the editor of USA Triathlon’s official membership publication from 1994-2004, Yount was later instrumental in founding the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame and developing the Athletes of the Year Awards. He also created and managed the first iteration of USA Triathlon’s Official Rankings, and co-managed National Championship events from 1998-2004.
Yount resides in Monument, Colo., with his wife of 20 years, Sarah, and their young son, Samuel.