Who We Are.
Coaches have always played a huge role in my life. They have been a guiding light, an inspiration and have shaped the person I am today. It was my relationships with my coaches that inspired me, a sixteen-year-old aspiring tennis player to begin coaching younger players. The thrill of watching them improve moved me to grow my coaching and upon completing my own career as a divison 1 US college tennis player, and obtaining a bachelor of science in Exercise Science, I took the position of assistant women’s tennis coach at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
During my time in Toledo, I shifted my own sporting focus to competing in triathlon while pursuing a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. In August 2013 I had the honour of winning a USA Triathlon National Champion jersey over the sprint distance which was the breakthrough I needed to pursue a career as an elite athlete. In 2015 I completed my thesis entitled “The Effects of Normatec Recovery Boots on Cycling Performance.” During this time my love of coaching never waivered and I recruited members of Toledo Triathlon Club to be subjects in my thesis and began coaching and mentoring triathletes of all abilities.
Upon completion of my studies and coaching in the U.S. triathlon took me to France where I joined a French Grand Prix team. Injury soon forced me to return to Australia where I once again took to the tennis courts and began coaching full time while training under the guidance of 2016 Paralympic gold medal coach Corey Bacon at Performance Triathlon Coaching.
My interest and knowledge in triathlon coaching was formalised when I completed a Triathlon Australia Level 1 Development Coaching Course. Now based in Sydney it has become apparent that there is a need for triathlon coaches who are committed to the athletes they coach. I am extremely proud to launch JT multisport with the goal of being the gold standard of triathlon coaching. Whatever your goals in endurance sports, at JT Multisport the athlete comes first.
Certified Triathlon Australia Development Coach
B.S. Exericse Science
M.S Exercise Physiology
Division 1 United States collegiate tennis player and coach
Master’s Thesis ‘Effects of Normatec Recovery Boots on Cycling Performance’ By James Thorp and Barry Scheuerrman approved for publication 2016
11 years experience sports coaching
Elite Triathlete Since 2014
US Age Group National Sprint Distance Champion 2013
Continental Cup medal winner
Top 150 ITU Points list (2016)
70.3 AG champion and World Championship Qualifier