Who needs a coach? I need a coach. That’s right, even coaches need and use coaches to get better, to be held accountable, to monitor progress; all of the reasons you may need or use a coach apply to someone who already is a coach. Athletes at all levels of sport have coaches to help them get better. The best of the best in every sport imaginable, know that there is always more to learn, always ways to improve their game, their stroke, their performance. The person that thinks they know it all is the same person that will never reach their true potential. In the sport of triathlon, the learning curve is great and is always being pushed farther. The constant flow of new information, new equipment, new modalities of training, etc. – make the role of the coach all the more vital to an athletes success. Coaches are not only there to prescribe training plans, they should be the one to answer questions and offer assitance in multiple areas of the athletes life, even outside of the arena of triathlon; much like a mentor, counselor and friend does. Trying to be your best all by yourself can be very hard and lonely; so ask yourself this – who needs a coach? And the answer all serious triathletes should have is – I do!