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 Coach Profiles 

HEAD Coaches and business directors

Mat TippetT

Nickname: Matty

D.O.B: 21 December, 1972

Place of Birth: Sunshine, Melbourne

Academic Background:

  • Bachelor of Art, Sport Administration (VUT)

  • Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming

  • MBA (Swinburne University)

  • Level 2 Triathlon Coach

  • Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach

Coaching Highlights:

  •  “20 years of coaching”

  • Coach of multiple Professional Triathletes

  • Coach of over 400 individual IM finishes and 100 first timers

  • Coach of Australian, Asia Pacific, Oceania and World Champions.  

 

Career Highlights (Pro and AG):

  • Busselton Ironman, 17th overall

  • Busselton Ironman, 3rd in AG

  • Half Ironman Yeppoon 3rd overall, Tasmania 5th overall

  • Swim course record Busselton

Darren Franken

Nickname: Daz

D.O.B: 20 September, 1968

Place of Birth: Geelong

Academic Background:

  • Advanced Certificate in Automotive Development

  • Level 1 Triathlon Coach

Coaching highlights:

  • Coached 70.3 AG World Champion​

  • Coached Multiple athletes to Ironman 70.3 AG world championships

  • Coached Multiple athletes to World Long course Championships

  • Coached Multiple athletes to Ironman World Championships (Hawaii)

Career Highlights (Pro and AG):

  • Busselton Ironman 8th, Ironman Japan 6th, Ironman China 16th

  • Northern Territory long course 2nd

  • Cairns Half Ironman 2nd, Yeppoon 3rd, Gold Coast 4th, Tasmania 6th

ASSISTANT COAChes

AMANDA WILSON

Nickname: Manda Pants

Place of Birth: Leongatha, VIC

Academic Background:

  • Level 1 Triathlon Coach

Career Highlights: (Current)

  • Ironman Asia Pacific Championships Cairns 2018 - 8th Professional female

  • Ironman 70.3 Taupo 2018 - 5th Professional female

  • Ironman Dublin 2017 - 3rd Professional female

  • Ironman 70.3 Pescara 2017 - 5th Professional female

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Stephanie Demestichas

Nickname: Stephy D

D.O.B: 26 August, 1994

Place of Birth: Melbourne

Academic Background:

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts, Visual Arts (Deakin University)

  • Level One Triathlon Coaching Course  

Career Highlights (Elite & Pro):

  • Ironman 70.3 Geelong 2016 – 15th Professional female

  • Ironman 70.3 Ballarat 2016 – 11th Professional female

  • Challenge Shepparton 70.3 2016 – 7th Professional female

  • Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney 2019 – 8th Professional female

  • Ironman 70.3 Geelong 2020 – 12th Professional female

Program coach

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corey webster
Junior program Coach

Nickname: Corza

D.O.B: 09 November, 2000

Place of Birth: Carlton, Melbourne

Academic Background:

  • Studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science – Sports Practice (VU)

  • Foundation level triathlon coach

Career Highlights:

  • 2019 Australian World Champs 15-19 AG team

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