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2019 USA Triathlon Coach of the Year Nominations

Each year, USA Triathlon recognizes the best in coaching as part of the USA Triathlon Coach of the Year program. The USA Triathlon Coach of the Year Awards are your chance to say thank you and recognize someone who helped you achieve your goal, learn something new, or become the person you want to be through triathlon. Candidates are selected in five prestigious award categories:

National Coach of the Year
Paralympic Coach of the Year
Developmental Coach of the Year
Doc Counsilman Science Award
Coach Educator of the Year

Category winners are determined by a USA Triathlon selection panel of coaching and sport education professionals.

Nominations due to USA Triathlon by December 31, 2019. The winners will be announced in spring 2020. Questions should be directed to

Nominees must be a current USA Triathlon Certified Coach. You may nominate a coach based on their accomplishments from November 2018 – December 2019. Winners are selected based on their honors/recognition, performance of the athletes they coach, as well as service to the sport, athlete testimony and coaching character.

National Coach of the Year
Nominee must be a coach of an elite-level club, national-level team, or coach of an elite athlete who competes at the highest level of triathlon.

Paralympic Coach of the Year
Nominee must be a coach of an elite-level club, national-level team, or coach of an elite athlete who competes at the highest level of triathlon in the Paralympic setting.

Developmental Coach of the Year
Nominee must be coaching at the youth club, high school or junior level, or a coach who is directly responsible for training athletes to reach the junior and/or elite level.

Doc Counsilman Science Award
Nominee must be a coach who utilizes scientific techniques and equipment as an integral part of his/her coaching methods or has created innovative ways to use sport science. The coaches’ nomination should address the integration of sport science and impact on performance.

Coach Educator of the Year
Nominee must be a Coach Educator, ADM Sport Educator or volunteer that has made an impact in the Coaching Education space.  

2019 nomination submission is now CLOSED. 

Endurance Exchange

On January 23-25, 2020 USA Triathlon will be combining Arts and Science Symposium with Race Director Summit and TBI Annual Conference into the first ever Endurance Exchange. The inaugural conference will take place in Tempe, Arizona. The conference will feature a dynamic lineup of expert presenters from across the multisport industry, as well as interactive roundtable sessions and networking events. Coaches will also have the opportunity to receive a discount by signing up for Coaching Certification in addition to the Endurance Exchange. Those coaches that are already certified will receive 15 USAT CEUs to further their professional development.

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SafeSport Education and Misconduct Reporting Procedures

USA Triathlon has implemented an Education and Training Policy to strengthen its athlete safety program and to ensure the environments in its athletic programs are as safe as possible at every level. The education component required by USA Triathlon provides participants with information necessary to more effectively monitor their organization/team, minimize the opportunities for physical and sexual abuse and other types of misconduct, and respond to concerns. It is also a strong public statement that the organization places a priority on athlete safety. While USA Triathlon does not have control over every member and does not control their activities, we provide information about various safety-related actions that may be available to our members, and encourage our members to use these resources.

Learn more about the comprehensive educational program and additional resources

If you need to report a violation or have questions about your situation, please contact USA Triathlon SafeSport, 5825 Delmonico Drive, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. Main Office Phone: 719.597.9090. Email:, who can help answer any questions you may have.