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Meet the Coaches

Meet the 2013-2014 Coaches!

Listed below are the Cal Poly Triathlon Team's 2012-2013 Coaches!

Head Coach: Frankie Wiggins

Professional Coach: Scott Machado

Swim Coaches: Phoebe Johnson Dylan de Caussin Matt Jordan

Bike Coaches: Chris Daley Cauri Hammer Ted Cercos

Run Coaches: Luke Paik Steven Villanueva Emily Rozga

Frankie "But you can call me Franklin" Wiggins

Head Coach



Email:
Hometown: Long Beach
How Cal Poly Knows Me: 5th year Mechanical Engineer
Tri Team Stats: 5th year, Ex-MTS RD, Ex-President
Fun Fact: My grandma Frieda introduced Kiwifruit to the U.S.
Reason I joined the Team: Katie "Get Naked" Rollins greeted me with smiles and welcoming arms at bike practice!
Favorite Races: Nationals & MTS
Favorite Hidden Bike Ride: Indian Knob, "Get Knobbed!!!"

Scott Machado

Professional Coach



Email:
Quest: To someday be like Frankie
Favorite Color: Huh?
Major: Computer Science (yes, there were computers back then)
Year in School: HA! I’m done (and you’re not)
Year on the (current) team: 1st
Year in the sport: 25th
Favorite Race: The “Brush Teeth, PJs On, Into Bed” Tri
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Not the run!
Fun fact: I was not born in a barn, but I did live in one (during my first year of marriage—definitely not advised!)
Favorite Quote: "Strive for the unknown."
Why I'm Awesome: I was racing before you were even born!

Swim Coaches


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Phoebe "Pheebs" Johnson

Head Swim Coach



Quest: To make everyone's favorite tri sport swimming
Favorite Color: Turquoise
Major: Kinesiology
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 12th
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Hometown: Lakewood/Long Beach
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swim!
Fun fact: I have double-jointed fingers.
Favorite Quote: "Do or do not. There is no try."
Why I'm Awesome: I am small but mighty.


Dylan de Caussin

Swim Coach



Quest: To go to at least one bike practice
Favorite Color: Green
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 2nd
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Hometown: Chatsworth, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Schwimmen
Fun Fact: I am learning German on my phone
Favorite Quote: “I’m in a glass case of emotion!” –Ron Burgundy
Why I'm Awesome: I'm tall


Matt "Toehead" Jordan

Swim Coach



Quest: To have the best time possible with all the other sexy Cal Poly triathletes.
Favorite Color: Green and Gold of course!
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 2nd
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Swim/Eating after the race
Fun Fact: I've been skydiving... indoors!
Favorite Quotes: "Do not let what you cannot do interefere with what you can do." - John Wooden
"If you ain't first, you're last!" - Ricky Bobby
Why I'm Awesome: I want to make everyone better and have tons of fun!

Bike Coaches


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Chris Daley

Head Bike Coach



Quest: Believe in something bigger than myself and work to make it happen. Major: Agricultural Systems Management.
Year in School: 5th, victory lab (because I won)
Year in the sport: Scott, could you please define 'sport', I'm a little confused how to answer this one?
Favorite Race: MTS (technically I have never raced it).
Hometown: Woodland, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: I'd have to say the bike, if I'm on a relay team and doing the swim.
Favorite quote: "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." -Nelson Mandela
Why I'm Awesome: Besides the multitude of reasons that would take far too much time to go through, I am very humble.


Cauri Hammer

Bike Coach



Quest: To spend as much of my time as possible outdoors, preferably on some sort of awesome adventure.
Favorite Color: GTurquoise
Major: BEnvironmental Management and Protection
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 2nd
Favorite Race: MTS
Hometown: Novato, CA (no, I did not say Nevada)
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Bike
Fun fact: I have an extremely strong, questionably unhealthy love for all fruits and vegetables.
Favorite Quotes: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." -A real cool dude
Why I'm Awesome: Have you checked out my last name?


Ted "Circus" Cercos

Bike Coach



Quest: to remember progressive or banquet
Major: Civil Engineering
Year in school: 3rd
Year on team: 2nd
Year in sport: 2nd
Favorite race: Wildflower
Hometown: San Diego, California
Favorite leg of triathlon: Am I allowed to say the run?
Fun fact: I am on the 37th day of a bike trip around Europe and currently in Lodi, Italy while I type this!
Favorite quote:" I am a beautiful animal. I am a destroyer of worlds. I am Harry freakin Potter." - Harry Potter
Why I am awesome: I have been told I make a good flan

Run Coaches


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Luke Paik

Head Run Coach



Quest: To not fall down the stairs in the Tri House…
Favorite Color: Cobalt Blue
Major: Biological Sciences
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 3rd
Year in the sport: 3rd
Favorite Race: Wildflower
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: Definitely not transition…
Fun fact: I fall on the floor when I laugh too hard
Favorite Quote: "I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying." – Oscar Wilde
Why I'm Awesome: “Eh?”


Steven "Vanilla Wafer" Villanueva

Run Coach



Quest: To show the Tri Team how to Turn Up
Favorite Color: That cool orange color that the sky makes during a sunset #I’mromantic
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Year in School: 3rd
Year on the team: 3rd
Year in the sport: Since elementary school when baby Steve be winnin' the turkey trot. #runningstud4lyfe
Favorite Race: Tough Mudder Big Bear CA
Hometown: Lompton Ca
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: The Beer Mile
Fun fact: I’ve done a half ironman but I’ve never raced an Olympic distance lol.
Favorite Quote: "You are looking at a shark in a fish tank." - 2 Chainz
Why I'm Awesome: I’m not awesome… I’m a visionary


Emily Rozga

Run Coach



Quest: To become a famous rapper #2braidz
Favorite Color: glitter
Major: Wine and Viticulture
Year in School: 2nd
Year on the team: 2nd
Year in the sport: 2nd
Favorite Race: MTS
Hometown: Santa Rosa CA
Favorite leg of the Triathlon: runnnnnn! Also the part where you get to eat a lot of food.
Favorite quote: Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you
Why I’m awesome: I love cats

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