Our Coaches & Mentors

As a member of BTA, a customised training package can be developed that tailors to the experience levels of almost every triathlete. Our coaches can design a package for a work/life balance that will allow for you to focus on your training with the end goal of your race-day performance.

Lisa Laws

Lisa Laws

USAT Level 1 Certified Coach, USMS Level 1 & 2 Certified Coach

My journey began in June 2012 with running, but it wasn’t enough, so I registered for a mini indoor triathlon and even though I knew how to swim, I began taking swim lessons in January 2013 and completed my first triathlon in April 2013. I dreamed of being an Ironman after that race; I could “taste the iron” and 15 months later, I completed Ironman Lake Placid. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE®. With over 20 triathlons and numerous marathons under my belt I figured if I could do it, anyone one can if they want it bad enough and put their mind to it. As a USAT Level 1 Certified Coach and a USMS Level 1 & 2 Certified Coach, I focus on helping my athletes overcome their limiters, provide not just physical training plans, but mental training as well, and encouraging and supporting every athlete to reach their goals be it a Mini, Sprint, Olympic, Half Iron or Full Iron Triathlon distance race. My hope is that other women can see that it is possible to attain any dream you dream.

Megan White

Megan White

USAT Certified Level 1 Coach, a RCAA Run Coach

I am an adult onset athlete. I stumbled into my first triathlon by accident, on a whim, in 2009. At the end, I had the opportunity to meet and talk to Sally Edwards, whose energy and spirit inspired me. In the succeeding years, I participated in a race here and there, while searching for ways to get other women – particularly those of color – involved. I started to lecture and write about triathlon – while reading everything I could get my hands on – and finally in 2012 started with a core group of individuals who, a few months later, went on to complete their first mini triathlon, sprints, Olympics and Half iron distance races. I am a USAT Certified Level 1 Coach, a RCAA Run Coach and love this sport and how it can help individuals find joy and build self-esteem, fitness and community through participation.

Ovetta Sampson

Ovetta Sampson

USMS Certified Level 1&2 Coach

A self-proclaimed non-athlete, who spent years overweight and obese, in December 2013, Ovetta completed the grueling ultra distance triathlon Ironman Cozumel, a race that consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and finishes with a marathon. She revamped her diet, lost 100 pounds, and transformed her perception of what it means to be an athlete.

She’s now helping others find their inner fitness fierceness through Faith Inspired Triathlon Training located on Chicago’s South Side.

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Distance & middle distance

Maurice Wills

Maurice Wills

USAT Level II Certified

Infinity Effect Coaching

Euleen Josiah-Tanner

Euleen Josiah-Tanner

Elite Distance Running Coach

Joy Mills

Joy Mills

Triathlon, Marathon & Pilates Trainer

Lloyd Henry

Lloyd Henry

Swim & Run Expert

Shelly Grady

Shelly Grady

USAT Level I Certified

RYPE, Charlotte, NC

LaDawn McClamb

LaDawn McClamb

Certified athletic trainer/sports medicine

Derreck Sanks

Derreck Sanks

RRCA certified Running Coach

Robert Clarence

Robert Clarence

USA Cycling Coach

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