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)
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.
- Youth and Junior Elite USAT
- Level 1 USAT
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.