First and Foremost, I am a husband & dad, with 3 incredible kiddos. I retired from IT Engineering in 2009, and went grad school for my Masters of Arts in Teaching, and am licensed to teach social studies all grades, and math. Since 2009, I have taught at several schools, including a title and have taught both in middle school and high school settings.
As veteran athlete, Coach TJ has been participating in competitive swimming since 1978, and multisport events since 1987. As an experienced long-course triathlete, TJ helps novice long-course triathletes to train for their events, creating training plans, providing training opportunities and giving advice to any who asks
As a lifelong swimmer and US Masters Swimming Coach, TJ started an open water swimming program in 2005, to help novice and veteran athletes through the learning curve associated with open water swimming, as well as to provide open water swimming opportunities in the Hamilton County, Indiana area. TJ has hosted over 300 open water swim sessions, each with upwards of 30-40 swimmers a session, with all groups combind totalling just over 5000 miles swimming. He coached triathletes, cyclists, runners and swimmers during this time.
.Does TJ look familiar to you? This could be from the fact that he is a USA Triathlon Certified Referee, and wears the zebra stripes at many local triathlons. He has a real knack for the rules, when to enforce them, and most importantly, when to not enforce them. With TJ’s experience officiating, and participating in long-course Ironman races, he also is a WTC Ironman long course events referee.