I would like to offer you my passion and dedication as a teacher, my knowledge
in sport, and my experience as a student of learning. I am a Certified USAT
(Triathlon) Coach, have a background in teaching, teacher education, sport
science and sport psychology. My knowledge and skills
of “what to teach” and “how to teach” converge to help you learn and achieve your goals. What makes me an effective coach is my deep understanding of the teaching-learning process and my limitless pursuit to help others succeed.
As an athlete, I am a 4-time Ironman Finisher, qualified for the 2012 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championship, a marathoner, and endurance athlete. I hold a doctorate in Physical Education Pedagogy (Teaching Effectiveness) and Sport Psychology (Behavior Analysis). You can read about my perspective on Mental Toughness in the 2011 Summer USAT magazine Article.
My 19 years of teaching experience includes being a professor at The Ohio State University, the University of Louisville, and California State University. I also have taught public school physical education and special education. I have coached a variety of sports and ages, successfully coaching a 7 year-old triathlete complete the IronKids Triathlon to multiple Personal Record (PR) holders in the Half and Full Marathon.