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. 
 

Membership

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: 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.

 

 

Member: Stacy Musunuru (TX)

Stacy, MS, is a USAT Level II Certified Coach with more than twelve years of endurance racing experience and nine years coaching experience. She currently coaches with Pedal Hard Training Center in Fort Worth and also teaches Kinesiology courses at a community college. She recently implemented the first triathlon triaining credit course for the college district. Stacy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in addition to a Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C) through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She also has attended the Elite Mentorship Program at the Olympic Training Center in 2009 and 2015.

 

Member: Kim Clark (OH)

Kim Clark is a USA Triathlon Level II and Youth & Junior Certified Coach as well as a USAC Level 2 Cycling Coach and Certified Personal Trainer. Kim is a past collegiate swimmer with five years swim coach experience and nine years triathlon coaching experience. She is head coach of Impact Multisport, a USAT High Performance Junior Team based out of Ohio. She is passionate about coaching high performing, single-sport collegiate athletes who are transitioning into the draft-legal format. .


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: Jon Metz (NY)

Dr. Jon Metz is a USA Triathlon Level II and Youth and Junior Certified Coach who has been professionally trained as an educator. His passion for the sport of triathlon and experience as an educator allows him to truly teach his athletes how to reach their goals. As President and CEO of TriVault, Dr. Metz successfully trains all levels of athletes from beginners to those who have qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona and members of Team USA at World Championships. You can also find him conducting various camps, clinics, seminars, and webinars. Jon also serves as a mentor to other coaches across the United States.In addition to his leadership responsibilities with TriVault, Coach Metz was hired by Daemen College as the first head coach of the women’s triathlon program. His implementation and planning efforts helped Daemen become one of the first NCAA Division II schools in the country to sponsor women’s triathlon at the varsity level.

 

Member: Brian Grasky (AZ)

 

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.  

 

 

 

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

Nomination Forms