About Us

Coaching Staff

Paul Huddle

Paul offers Personal Coaching

Paul Huddle
Paul Huddle

Paul Huddle has been coaching triathletes since 1994. He competed as a top level pro for 11 years, from 1983 to 1994, and combines that comprehensive experience with an umatched combination of technical knowledge and intuition to successfully guide both professionals and age groupers of all levels toward their goals.

Paul holds a BS in food science from the University of Arizona (Go Cats!). He was closely involved in the early development of the USAT triathlon coaching certification program and is also a USA Cycling Elite Coach. His longtime partner Paula Newby-Fraser is a 24 time Ironman winner, and although Paul is rather modest about his influence over that success ("Paula listen to me? Are you kidding?"), he can't help but have learned a little something along the way.

Along with Roch Frey, Paul co-authors the widely read and enjoyed monthly Dear Coach column in Triathlete Magazine. He regularly contributes feature content to Triathlete and other publications and has written several books. His sense of humor might be called legendary, at least in his own mind, but don't worry, he wouldn't tease you if he didn't really like you!

In his role as a course director for Ironman North America he travels extensively to race sites around the country, keeping in close touch with the needs and experiences of thousands of triathletes. He and Roch are also Race Directors of Ironman Arizona and the Ralphs California 1/2 Ironman.

Whether it's live and in person at a training camp or at a race he is working, via email in support of one of our online training programs, or interacting regularly with a personal coaching client, Paul has a passionate commitment to your success as well as your physical and mental well being, and the tools to back up that commitment.

Throughout the year Huddle can be heard on AM 1090 in San Diego co-hosting the endurance sports oriented radio show The Competitors with the inimitable Bob Babbitt. During Ironman Hawaii race week, he'll usually be found back in Kona, dispensing wisdom, offering insightful commentary on the webcast, running around in his underpants, and generally being happy that he no longer has to suffer out on the Queen K with the rest of you obsessed lunatics. His obsession is now helping you become a better (healthier, stronger, faster and happier) triathlete!

Contact Paul: