Paul grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, playing tennis and soccer through high school, and for a short period in college.
In 2004 he enlisted into the United States Army, and eventually became the top RRNCO (Recruiting and Retention NCO) in the state of Nevada. Along that journey, he became overweight and pretty unhealthy due to daily bottle service at the pool, and the nightly drinking of White Russians and Irish Whiskey. He had also been known to consume a bit too much pizza and fast food.
At 195 pounds, he declared that he would not allow himself to see 200. That's when he attempted his first triathlon, and was instantly hooked. Triathlon instantly became his new passion. Working 60-80 hours per week with the Army, he spent all of his spare time training, and inspiring others to do the same.
In 2010 he completed his first 70.3 in just under 7 hours. He now holds a PR of 4:24, and a full distance PR of 9:51. His best marathon is 2 hours 57 minutes.
After 11 years of service, Paul resigned from the Army to pursue his passion of coaching full-time, and to improve himself as an athlete. He followed this path for just under 5 years. Upon announcement of his newborn son, Harvey, Paul re-enlisted into the Nevada Army National Guard, where he serves as a RRNCO in Henderson, Nevada where he hopes to finish out his retirement. Military, Coaching, Mentoring, and Fatherhood is Paul’s life.
Paul was coached by QT2 Systems coach Vinny Johnson, and has become an expert on QT2’s philosophies, protocols and methodologies of training and nutrition. His passion is to share those methods and help guide others in their triathlon and endurance sports journey. Paul understands that amateur athletes have a hectic schedule, and he specializes in a periodized training plan work with any athletes wild schedule.
Paul has coached every level of endurance athlete, from first time 5k runners, all the way up to professional IRONMAN triathletes. He now is a Level 1 coach for Qt2 Systems and Expert level coach with Outrival Racing. He is dedicated and passionate about helping people achieve their goals and dreams.
Paul offers coaching services in many areas to include:
Triathlon (QT2 Systems/ORR)
Youth triathletes (QT2 Systems/ORR)
General Fitness training
Mental Fitness Coaching
Military and Police Officer Prep
To inquire about Coach Paul's availability, please use the form below to contact. Or go to www.qt2systems.com