Coach | Jeff Lukich
Coaching Mission: To provide triathletes and other endurance athletes, from beginners to more advanced, with an exceptional, service-oriented coaching experience, focused on communication and feedback. Jeff’s coaching philosophy centers around thoughtful goal-setting, acting on available performance information and feedback, and creating shared accountability between the athlete and the coach. This will allow athletes to have healthy and positive training and racing experiences, maintain passion for their sport, and create a desire to give back to the triathlon community.
Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Jeff’s first passion in endurance sports was running. Though he ran in high school and college, he didn’t get back into endurance sports until age 35 when he decided it was time to lose the weight and get healthy. Jeff focused on running / road racing for many years, but transitioned to triathlon in 2007. With over 70 races in 11 years, he has raced all distances from Sprint to Ironman. In 2009, Jeff began focusing on long-course racing competing in many Half and Ironman distance races. Jeff’s passion is to work with motivated and goal-oriented athletes who are trying to manage families and challenging careers. Jeff lives in Georgia with his wife, Mary Beth. He has two children: Kristin, who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boone who is in school at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Athletic and Coaching Highlights
-USA Triathlon (USAT) Level 1 Certified Coach
-USA Cycling (USAC) Level 2 Certified Coach
-USA Track & Field (USATF) Certified Coach
-Training Peaks Level 2 Certified Coach
-Attended Appalachian Bicycle Institute (NC)
-8 x Ironman Finisher (Ironman Florida x2, Ironman Louisville x2, Ironman Canada, Ironman Texas, Ironman Santa Rosa, and Ironman Arizona)
-20+ Half Ironman Finishes
-70+ Triathlons Completed
-8th Division USAT Southeast Rankings 2012
- Numerous Local & Regional Age Group Awards