Mick has been coaching in numerous team and individual sports for over 25 years from Youth to Elite level. With a 24 year career in Financial services in the risk, compliance and operational space, Mick has been a full time professional Coach and Coach educator in the sport of Triathlon over the last 5 years.
Mick is the Head Coach of the ITU’s ASICS World Triathlon Team successfully placing over 15 athletes on the start line in the Rio Olympics. He is Pathway Manager for Triathlon NSW and founder & Head Coach of HPT with Elite and age group Multisport World Championships, World Cup victories and Oceania, National and State titles.
As Coach educator Mick is a facilitator and lecturer for the International Triathlon Union in Europe, Asia and the Oceania region and domestically managers Coach education in NSW.
He is passionate about assisting young athletes, parents and coaches through the journey of youth participation to Elite success.
Head Coach – HPT ITU Elite, U23 & Junior Program
Head Coach – ASICS World Triathlon Team & ITU Development Program Projects internationally
Triathlon NSW Coach and Pathway Manager
ITU Coach Education Facilitator – Level 2
Why do I coach? – ‘Within a sports context, i am primarily focussed on making positive change by developing physical & mental robustness, technical proficiency & understanding for the sport tactically. Importantly there is a large life skills component which remains a priority for me. Helping young people develop behaviours and habits of excellence. Be appreciative, respectful, resourceful, a problem solver, resilient and live those values in the context of sport, relationships, career and life in general.
Mick is an accredited Triathlon Australia Performance Coach, with a current Advanced First Aid certification, Working with Children check and Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.
Head Coach – ASICS World Triathlon Team
Team Coach – ITU Development Program
Panel member – ITU Coach Education Program
Selector – Team ITU/AYOF 2012
Head Coach – Sydney Junior Triathlon Academy
Assistant Coach – TNSW Talented Athlete Program
Junior Development Co-ordinator – Engadine JETS
Head Coach – JETS (2005/06 State Champions)
TNSW Grass Roots Sub Committee co-founder
Head Coach & co-founder – High Performance Tri
Sprint, Olympic, Ironman distance competitor
20 years in the sport
25 years team & individual sports coaching experience
Recent Coaching outcomes
Junior National All Schools Champion
ITU Elite Aquathon World Championship Silver medalist
ITU U23 Aquathon World Champion (& Bronze Medalist)
Chengdu ITU World Cup Elite Champion
Mooloolaba ITU World Cup Elite Champion
Elite ITU Sprint Distance Continental Champion (Oceania)
U23 ITU Sprint Distance Continental Bronze Medal (Oceania)
U23 ITU Sprint Distance Continental Champion (Oceania)
Elite ITU Sprint Distance Continental Championship Silver medal (Oceania)
2 x Open ITU Aquathlon Australian Champions
ITU Junior Cross Triathlon World Champion
Junior (16-19) Sprint Age Group World Champion
U23 ITU Standard Distance Continental Champion
2 x Elite Continental championship silver medals (Sprint & Standard distance) (Oceania)
U23 ITU Sprint Distance Continental championship silver medal (Oceania)
ITU Junior Cross Triathlon National Champion
2 x NSW All Schools Triathlon Champions
Male & Female ITU Aquathlon Australian Champions