In 2005 I was Director Sportif for the TIAA-CREF / 5280 team at the Tour of Ireland and U23 National Championships. I promised Ian MacGregor if he won the road race for the second consecutive year, I would shave his name into the side of my head.
I was also track endurance coach at USA Cycling from November of 2005 – May of 2007. I took 2 teams to World Championships, learned a ton being on the other side of the fence, and attended many coaches meetings. I also ran 9 million camps. The vast majority of them were fun. But then I decided to come back to racing.
I was the coach for the collegiate cycling team at CU Boulder the spring of 2010 to the spring of 2011. Brady Kappius is pictured above at the start of the short track National Championships in Tahoe, CA. He earned a silver medal.
Overall I find coaching to be a very rewarding experience and there is almost nothing as satisfying as watching your athlete succeed in their goals. Since 2005 I have worked with over 40 athletes individually and over 100 more on a part time or advisory basis.