What our athletes have to say

Victory Tri coaching made me not only a more dedicated and competent triathlete, but a healthier and smarter athlete and professional. The training is tailored to fit your goals and emphasizes fundamentals, strength, and injury prevention. Victory Tri takes the guesswork out of triathlon, so that races become pure enjoyment of all the progress you’ve made. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned athlete, Victory Tri is the coach that you want. He helped me achieve my goals in starting to become a competitive racer as well as enlisting in the Army.

Jean McCullum

Army Trainee

Derek has helped me improve as a triathlete in many different ways. Not only did he focus on my weaknesses, but also scrutinized my strengths. He helped me fine tune my running, swimming, and biking as well as helping with recovery and strength. He never shies away from getting in the pool or riding by you to help refine every aspect of your training. I have gained so much from him as an athlete and have results to prove it!

Kylie Petersen

Naval Nurse Corps Officer

Derek doesn’t take shortcuts in his coaching. Instead of approaching me like a number or prescribing the same 12 week plan he does to every athlete, he helped me define goals and provides feedback daily, tailoring my training week by week. My triathlon training under Derek has been more efficient, effective, and personalized than it has been with any other coach.

Morgan Burnett

Engineer

Derek takes a personalized and holistic approach to training his athletes, working around life constraints. He will train your weakness and build on your strengths. And in addition to training he has the race experience to share with others.

Tim Parker

Engineer