No!! You certainly are not bragging,
nor are you being a bighead!
If you are stating; the truth
about what you have done.
As long as you can back-up, what you say!
Whereas, bragging is saying,
you have done or can do something
that, you have not, will not and could not, do!
It was just 21 yeas ago 1997, when Col became one of the first NCC fully accredited Level ‘3’ Triathlon Coach, and was appointed the National Head Coach of Triathlon Australia till 2003.
Now, he is a totally results orientated, highly respected Multi-Award Winning Triathlon Sports Coach ~ Consultant ~ Advisor ~ Mentor ~ Motivator.
Known and respected by his peers as a coaching legend.
Arguably the world’s most successful “Specialist” Triathlon Coach.
Even now many still ask: –
How would it be possible for any coach, any one person, to spread themselves around so many different sports and athletes some of these were multi-cultured, some non English speaking personalities?
Many question how would it be possible for anyone, to become such a highly qualified coach & mentor, to not one, but five different sports? Three of those being Olympic sports? Yet still be able to extract the best possible results from those athletes.
Some question, the amount of knowledge, charisma, motivation, one would have needed just to find, coach, motivate, then produce, so many incredibly athletes, many became state, national, international & world champions. Some Olympians! Many have become triathlon coaches, some coaching their own Federations.
The truth is. Col did coach and mentor all of those many state, national, international champions, from different sports. He took many to the highest level. His peers speak of him as all of the following.
A SUPER COACH -AND- A MASTER COACH.
THE FOUNDER COACH, TO COACHING THE ELITE TRIATHLETES!
KNOWN BY HIS PEERS AS A SPORTS COACHING LEGEND.
>>> WARNING <<<
Col is a coach who is known to have those unique skills that produce
WORLD CHAMPIONS & OLYMPIANS.
When Col first started coaching triathletes back in 1983. He knew he would have to call on all of his past coaching skills & expertise, those he already had devised and used while coaching elite athletes from the sports of Wrestling, Speed-Skating, Swimming, Cycling & Running. However, this was a completely new sport it was known as ~ A Triathlon.
Now he knew he would need to devise & develop many new coaching techniques to suit the different needs of this entirely new “triple sport” ~ triathlon!
Further, he knew this sport would require different levels of.
FITNESS ~ POWER ~ SPEED ~ ENDURANCE & SKILLS
So that his athletes remained injury free, he demanded they all did his unique sports specific.
CIRCUIT TRAINING, BALANCE & BREATHING EXERCISES.
Though known as tough, outspoken, even demanding. He is still a highly respected coach.
A coach most honored and humbled when presented by his peers with positions, highly prestigious awards, rewards & accolades for his coaching excellence ~ like these following ones.
1997 – 2003. National Elite Teams Coach & Head Coach of Triathlon Australia.
2000. Awarded the highly acclaimed “Queen’s Medal” for coaching excellence.
2004. Awarded TA’s highest award for his coaching excellence and service to the sport.
2014. Awarded by TA for coaching excellence and a lifetime of service to the sport.
Col says that is like being rewarded, for doing what I love most.
Training Triathletes. How to race and win any distance, Triathlon Races.
Col further claims he has always. Found, Coached & Motivated all of his many champions. Never were they poached, nor were they stolen from any other coaches.