Coaching Staff:

 

Jason Short: Pro Level Coach

Location: Dallas Area

Background & Education:

  • B.S. in Sports & Fitness Management with a minor in Business
  • USA Cycling Level 2 coaching certification
  • CPR/AED certified
  • Trained Health & Wellness Coach
  • 13+ years experience racing
  • 5+ cumulative years racing in Europe
  • Works with USAC U23 & junior talend ID pathways
  • TrainingPeaks certified coach

Experience:
Jason is the founder of Threshold Endurance Sports and has been coaching for over 7 years.  He has coached many of his athletes to title wins while encouraging a healthy and balanced lifestyle.  He is also very active in helping up and coming junior racers through the ranks of the USAC talent ID pathways.  Jason also has unique experience as a health coach working with Fortune 500 companies helping them build a healthier employee culture.
Jason is also a seasoned veteran of the European racing scene, racing for several European teams along with the U.S. National Team over the course of 10 years.  Jason is currently a cat.1 on the road and continues to enjoy racing at the regional level and mentoring young riders through the ranks.

Background:
Jason started racing as a junior in southern California.  After a few years, he took advantage of USAC’s talent ID pathways to attend races in Bermuda to Superweek representing the U23 U.S. development team.  After graduating highschool, Jason moved to France to race for his first European domestic team.  After some time in Europe and dabbling in coaching a few athletes, he decided he had a love for the science behind Exercise Physiology and picked a college to attend that would allow him to pursue his interest in sports science while continuing to race.  He continued to race collegiately throughout college, taking 3 consecutive conference championships and pulling in several podiums at collegiate nationals.  He has a passion for helping those find the joy in cycling and pursue the opportunities cycling has to offer whether it be a young rider with potential to race in Europe or the Sportive rider who just enjoys riding their bike.

Shawn Hodges: Pro Level Coach

Location: Dallas Area



Background & Education:

  • USACycling L2+D Certified Coach
  • USACycling Cyclocross Coach Certification
  • Category 1 Licensed Road, CX, and MTB
  • 5+ years experience coaching
  • TrainingPeaks Certified Coach

Experience:
Shawn has 5 years coaching experience; working with athletes from recreational to Category 1 podiums, juniors to 50+ age groupers, road, MTB, CX, and TT.  He is currently the coach of the Jesuit College Prep MTB/CX Team, a high school juniors team, and a two-time Assistant Coach of the Vertex Cycling Belgium Racing Camps for Juniors.
Shawn has over 9 years training/racing experience, with a Category 1 license status in road, MTB, and CX.  He is a strong competitor in all three disciplines and is also a Leadville sub-9hr finisher.  He has trained with power for 7 years and uses it in his coaching any time possible.

Background:
Shawn began cycling in his early twenties and immediately took to bike racing on the road. He received his Category 1 upgrade in the fall of 2012 after an outstanding season with two podiums, multiple GC top 10s, and a win as a Category 2.  His employment background is management and staff development.  He is data driven and very analytical, which complements his coaching experience and knowledge very well.


Tony Viton: Elite Level Coach

Location: Denver Area




Background & Education:

  • USACycling L2+D Certified Coach
  • USACycling Cyclocross Coach Certification
  • Category 1 Licensed Road, CX, and MTB
  • 4+ years experience coaching
  • TrainingPeaks Certified Coach

Experience:
Tony has over 5 years of coaching experience in road, mountain, and cyclocross. Coaching athletes from beginners entering their first race to category 1 on UCI podiums.  He has also been racing for 6 seasons and is a category 2 cyclist in road, mountain, and cyclocross.

Background:
Tony started riding mountain bikes early in his childhood with his dad.   After college ended he picked up a road bike, and through some friends, started training and racing.   He always wanted to work with motivated athletes when studying for his dietetics degree and found coaching cyclist to be the perfect fit. Although, far from the most talented rider in the group, with hard work, dedication to training and smart racing tactics, Tony was able to make it to a level he is proud of achieving.



Matti Rowe: Pro Level Coach

Location: Denver Area




Background & Education:

  • Major in Boiology at St. Olaf College

  • USAC Certified Level 3 Coach

  • Cat. 2 Road Racer

  • 2 years coaching experience in road cycling, 5+ in cross country skiing.

Experience:
Matti has been coaching endurance athletes for the past 5 years in cross country skiing and in the last year turned his interest to the road.  Matti has attended TrainingPeaks University, sleeps next to Training and Racing with a power meter, and can often be found geeking out to the latest training science and psychology.

So far Matti has stayed on the road as a Cat 2 and have raced many stage races including Steamboat Stage Race, Joe Martin Stage Race, Tucson Bicycle Classic, and the Tour of the Gila.  Matti has also spent a good chunk of his summers racing local criteriums, jumping into Time Trials, and the occasional Gran Fondo.

And of course he still maintains that he can rip a 5km skate ski race, but says he might be past it.


Background:
Matti grew up in Wisconsin on the Packers, casserole, and cross country skiing.  He took his skinny skis with him to St. Olaf College and spent 4 years traveling the midwest racing circuit while studying biology and exercise physiology. Diploma in hand, he headed West towards the mountains, jumped in his first bike race and has been shaving his legs ever since.



Austin Collins: Elite Level Coach

Location: Denver Area






Background & Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas
  • Minor in psychology
  • CPR/AED certified
  • 5+ years racing triathlons
  • Qualified for USAT Collegiate Club National Championships 3yrs
  • Served as Vice President and President of the UNT Triathlon Club
  • Currently seeking a Masters in Science with an emphasis on Sports Science.

Experience:

Austin is one of our newest coaches, but with a degree in exercise science and experience as a triathlete, he has the knowledge and experience to help athletes achieve their goals.  Austin has a history of working with youth triathletes in prepping them for sprint triathlons.
Austin’s second triathlon was Ironman Austin 70.3 in 2012. Shortly after completing his first Ironman, Austin enrolled at UNT and quickly made friends with the UNT Triathlon Club and started training for the shorter but faster Olympic distance that the collegiates raced. He continued to race collegiately from the spring of 2013 to the Spring of 2015. He attended Nationals all 3 years while also becoming a leader on the team. Austin has applied to a masters program at UNT where he plans to continue to race collegiately. Austin also has a side passion for mountain biking and has dabbled in the occasional 24hr mountain bike race and the like.


Background:
Austin has always had a strong drive to just move.  So when he got to UNT, a degree in Kinesiology (the scientific study of human movement) was the natural choice. His academic development ran right alongside with his development as a triathlete. Austin aced almost all of his Kinesiology classes such as Quantitative Analysis, Exercise Physiology, Motor Development and Sports Psychology. When he was 19, he took a job as a lifeguard and began working on his swimming which only got better and better over time. Austin picked up cycling when he started training for Austin 70.3 and slowly developed a passion for it.  He continues to expand on his athletic endeavors and looks forward to sharing his passion with athletes as a coach.

 

Tyler Cloutier: Elite Level Coach

Location: Dallas Area




Background & Education:

  • USACycling L3 Certified Coach
  • B.A. in Psychology at Rollins College
  • M.A. in Linguistics at the University of Virginia
  • Category 1 Licensed Road, CX, MTB, and Category 2 Track Racer

Experience:
A long time endurance athlete, Tyler has spent the last 5 years racing bikes around the country.  You can find him testing his newest cyclocross tires or enjoying one of the many coffee spots around Dallas, Texas.

Tyler maintains his Category 1 license on the road and has participated in races around the country.  In the fall months, Tyler competes on the Pro CX circuit and enjoys leading clinics for other cyclists to improve their skills and love for the sport.

 

Background:
Tyler grew up in Southwest Florida, "home of the newly wed and the nearly dead," as some know it.  At an early age, Tyler took up soccer and pursued his passion for the game through his first years at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.  Transitioning to cross-country running, a sport he had avoided in the past, he quickly took a liking to endurance sports.  It wasn't long before Tyler got onto two wheels and began racing bicycles.  After two years exploring the Blue Ridge mountains by road and by dirt, he packed the stable and moved to Dallas where he currently resides and regularly competes in road, cross, and mountain bike events.