ABOUT THE COACH

 
Suzie Hosman - NCTC Head Coach
Suzie Hosman is a licensed USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach. She is also a certified USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Coach. Coach Suzie was 1 of 5 coaches selected to attend the USA Triathlon Elite Mentorship Program at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 2017. She shadowed elite coaches (including Bobby McGee, Barb Lindquist, Derick Williamson and Dr. "G" (Sokolovas) working with the College Recruitment Program. She was also exposed to top level nutritionists, exercise physiologists, USADA experts and strength and conditioning coaches.
Suzie is also a USA Cycling Level 2 Coach and has been a USA Cycling official. In 2018, Suzie had the honor of serving as Guest Coach at Montana Cross Camp with Geoff Proctor. This opportunity allowed Suzie to sharpen her 'cross coaching skills and add many new tools to the 'cross toolbox.
Suzie has been a licensed coach since 2006 and has been participating in triathlon since 1982 (more than 30 years of experience...WOW) and USA Cycling events since 1993. Coach Suzie provides age appropriate training plans that focus on skills and long-term athlete development. Team practices are carefully planned to maximize the learning environment and to encourage athletes to work toward their potential.
Coach Suzie has a varied athletic background which began as an age group swimmer. She has competed in USA Cycling events for many years. Coach Suzie has competed in all distances and formats of triathlon (draft legal sprint - Ironman). She competed as a member of Team USA at the ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2006. She currently still enjoys the occasional race which might be an open water swim, trail run, cyclocross race or triathlon...give her a shout if you see her at the races (she loves to chat...just ask her husband).

Coach Suzie has a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Florida State University and spent 9 years as a professional licensed massage therapist. She currently splits her time between Research Administration & Development work at the UNC Kidney Center and Coaching.

 

Licenses and Training:

USA Cycling Level 2 Coach

USA Triathlon Level 2 Coach

USA Triathlon Youth and Junior Coach

USA Triathlon Elite Coaching Mentorship Program (2017)

Power Based Training Clinic with Hunter Allen (2017)

USA Cycling Montana Cross Camp, Guest Coach (2018)

USA Triathlon Art & Science of Triathlon (2006, 2016, 2018)

USA Cycling Summit, Junior Summit (2018)

 

COACHING PHILOSOPHY

Coach Suzie believes in a multi-faceted approach to coaching young athletes. This approach includes long-term athlete development, developmental model of sports participation and progressive adaptation.

Coach Suzie emphasizes appropriate development, rather than early selection/specialization.

 

Ean Ormsby - NCTC Head Youth Triathlon Coach

 

Ean is a licensed Youth and Junior Elite and Level 1 USAT Coach. He has had the opportunity to mentor underneath Coach Suzie as a triathlon coach, and his collegiate cross country coach Dr. Ormsby (a former collegiate triathlon and USAT certified coach).

 

Ean began his coaching career in 2018 with the Fort Bragg Fighting Fish youth and adult team where he specialized in various stroke development, as well as being the open water specialist for the triathletes and marathon swimmers. In early spring of 2020 Ean began a mentorship underneath Coach Suzie working with the NCTC youth triathlon team in which he developed online coaching services and team practice for when the team went fully virtual due to COVID restrictions.

 

As an athlete Ean has a wealth of background knowledge in various endurance sports spending 18 years as a swimmer, specializing in distance events and open water. Ean ran selectively in high school choosing to not specialize in any one sport but, upon entering college found a passion in college that led him to running at the varsity level at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). 

 

Ean has a B.A. in Public Policy from UNCP and is currently working on his master's thesis in kinesiology at UNCP.

 

License

- Youth and Junior Elite USAT

- Level 1 USAT 

 

 

 

Favorite Coaching Moment

Getting to see my junior swimmers learn the butterfly after working on it all summer and showing it off to their parents at our last home meet of the summer. I really enjoy getting to see athletes of all ages set and accomplish goals. I'm happy getting to help every athlete see the rewards of chasing dreams no matter how big or small they are.