USA Triathlon Employ Jonathan Hall to Fill Performance Leader Position

February 21, 2012

National governing body USA Triathlon (USAT) has confirmed the hiring of Jonathan Hall, viagra a highly regarded multisport coach and mentor, symptoms to the newly created Performance Leader position within the organisation.

Hall joins USAT from the Victorian Institute of Sport in Melbourne, drugs Australia, where he served as the Triathlon Head Coach. He previously worked as an Assistant Coach and Specialist Coach with Triathlon Australia’s national program, mentoring athletes to a number of world championship titles and an Olympic Games appearance.

Hall’s duties at USA Triathlon will include managing the relationships among the High Performance staff and elite athletes’ individual coaches, developing team camps and training modules and implementing race-day strategy. Additionally, Hall will direct the resident athlete program at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and lead USA Triathlon’s coaching excellence program.

His debut event with USA Triathlon will be the Clermont, Florida, International Triathlon Union Pan American Cup on 3 March 2012.

“USA Triathlon is thrilled to welcome Jonathan Hall to our High Performance staff,” said USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach. “His addition will complement the talented team already in place led by High Performance General Manager Andy Schmitz.

“Our aim is to regularly place US elite athletes on the podium at world championship events and the Olympic Games, and Jonathan will help us reach that goal.”

“I look forward to joining USA Triathlon’s strong team of elite athletes, coaches and staff,” added Hall. “My aim is to bring an outside perspective to the High Performance team and create a collaborative platform for future performances so that USA Triathlon reaches its full potential and consistently posts medal-winning performances at the sport’s biggest events.”

Hall’s expertise is focused on all areas of athlete and coach development – both systematic and strategic – in pursuit of podium finishes at world championship events and the Olympic Games. He possesses a wealth of experience mentoring coaches and has led extensive triathlon programs in Australia and Europe.

After earning Level I and Level II coaching certification from Cycling Australia in the 1990s, Hall worked his way through Levels I, II and III coaching certification from Triathlon Australia upon retiring as a competitive athlete.

With Hall’s addition, Andy Schmitz will direct the operations and administrative side of the High Performance staff. Schmitz will continue to guide strategic planning, including race-related resourcing and staffing, and will develop and manage the department’s annual budget.

He will direct USA Triathlon’s talent identification and athlete development programs, serve in an advisory capacity to the Elite Triathlon Academy and manage relationships with the US Olympic Committee, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the US Anti-Doping Agency.

by Ismail Uddin