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Mission Statement

The mission of the National Coaching Commission is to

  1. Promote professionalism in multisport coaching and
  2. Advise USAT staff regarding coach education

The role of the National Coaches Commission includes such issues as:

  • Advancement of coaches and their knowledge
  • Coaching associations
  • The rights and interests of USAT coaches
  • Development of a program of ongoing enrichment programs such as national and international conferences
  • Appointing USOC coaches and development coaches of the year
  • Annual meeting to share ideas, concerns
  • Available pool of qualified coaches to work on projects with the USAT staff
  • Newsletter opportunities (knowledge and writing)

The National Coaching Commission serves in an advisory capacity, working with the Coach Development Manager and staff for USA Triathlon’s coaching certification and education programs.


The USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission is made up of some of the finest multisport coaches in the world. They volunteer their time and knowledge for the sport, the athletes and the coaches.

Chair: Tim Edwards (OH)

Tim is a USA Triathlon Level II and Youth & Junior Certified Coach and a USA Cycling and ASCA Level II Certified Coach.  He is the head coach for the Cleveland State University Triathlon Team, co-head coach of the Ohio Elite Junior Triathlon Team, and owns North Coast Endurance Coaching based out of Cleveland, Ohio.

Member: Justin Chester (CO)

Justin is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach and an American Swim Coaches Association Level II Certified Coach.  He is the head coach of TriCoach Colorado, the Coaching Director of Altitude Multisport Club, and the masters swim coach at the Parker Colorado Rec Center.

Member: Todd Codish (TX)

Todd is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach and a USA Cycling Level III Certified Coach. He is the head coach of the Life Time Fitness Plano triathlon team, the head coach of the Metroplex Area Youth Tri Team and the founder of Triple Threat Tough Racing. Todd also helped form the Team in Training Triathlon program alongside Dave Scott in 1998-1999 and coached for 14 years in that program, coaching over 2,000 triathletes and cultivating over 25 coaches in his coaching tree. 

Member: Brooks Doughtie (NC)

Brooks is a USA Triathlon Level II and Youth & Junior Certified Coach and owner of All Out Multisport in Raleigh, NC. His goal for being on the NCC is to be a coaching ambassador that promotes the sport and improves the professionalism of triathlon coaching.

Member: Brian Grasky (AZ)

Member: Lindsay Hyman (CO)

Lindsay Hyman, MSc, is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach and a Sports Physiologist at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where she oversees the Athlete Performance Laboratory and works closely with USA Triathlon and USA Cycling National Teams programs.  Lindsay is also a Pro Level Coach with Carmichael Training Systems and has been coaching with CTS for over 12 years.

Member: Christine Pamquist (IL)

Chris is a USA Triathlon III and Youth & Junior Certified Coach and a USA Cycling Level II Certified Coach. Chris combines 32 years of competitive endurance sports and 18 years of coaching experience. She is the Head Coach for the MMTT Youth Development Triathlon Team and a coach for USA Paratriathlon as well as a camp coach for CAF and Dare2Tri.  

Member: Graham Wilson (IL)

Graham is a USA Triathlon Level III Certified Coach, past chair of USA Triathlon National Coaches Commission, and a USA Triathlon Certified Race Official. Prior to moving to USA Graham was a member of the National British Triathlon Team.

Qualifications and Operation Principles

All NCC member coaches:

  • Are USAT Certified Coaches LII or higher
  • Have previous or current multisport coaching experience, minimum of two years
  • Are willing to contribute between five and 10 hours to NCC projects each month
  • Commit to active participation in NCC email discussions by checking inbox items every 48 hours, at minimum, during the weekdays. NCC members will look for new messages each Monday.
  • Will notify the NCC team if they will be out of the office for extended periods of time
  • Are willing to commit to helping the NCC produce results by taking project leadership roles or by volunteering for working group tasks on project teams
  • Are willing to commit to completing projects by mutually agreed-upon due dates
  • Are committed to working in a positive, unified way with other NCC members and USAT staff and coaches
  • Are willing to attend an NCC meeting annually or semi-annually
  • May not be full-time employees of USA Triathlon
  • Must be a U.S. resident