Meet Our Coaching Staff


Jose L. Lopez
  • President, Long Island Tri Coach and Racing Unlimited, Inc.
  • Head Instructor, PowerSpin™
  • Certified Johnny G Spin Instructor
  • Head Coach, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Triathlon Program, Long Island Chapter
  • New York State Development Coordinator for USA Triathlon
  • Three time Ironman finisher
  • Triathlete All American
  • Local elite athlete
  • Over 20 years in Triathlon/Multi-sport
  • Former Head Coach, Boys Varsity Swimming and Co-ed Varsity Cross Country Teams, Great Neck South High School
  • Former Department Chairperson, Physical Education, Great Neck South High School
 
Nancy Lipira
  • Certified Johnny G Spin Instructor
  • USA Club Cycling Coach
  • Triathlon Coach for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Program, Long Island Chapter
  • Six time Ironman finisher, including three Hawaii Ironman World Championships (two podium finishes)
  • USAT All-American Triathlete -2002
  • 1999 USA Triathlon World Team member
  • National age group and local elite athlete
  • Over 25 years of Triathlon/ Multi-sport experience
  • Ultrasound Technologist
 
Robert M. Otto, Ph.D.
  • Published and/or presented over 200 research papers in Exercise Physiology on topics ranging from hydration for endurance performances to efficiency of running and cycling
  • Certified USA Triathlon Level I Coach
  • Ironman finisher
  • Professor and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Adelphi University
  • Completed over 200 triathlons, 30 Half Ironman and over 16 marathons
  • Over 28 years of Triathlon/ Multi-sport experience
  • Doctoral Degree from Ohio State University, Masters Degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
Mike Monastero
  • USA Cycling Expert Level Coach
  • Owner/Operator Babylon Bicycle Shop for over 18 yrs.
  • Evidence-based Triathlon, Cycling & Run coaching monitored by, and race intensity prescription done through use of the leatest technology
  • 18 yrs racing experience  Road Category 3/Track Category 4
  • Currently working wiht Triathletes, Cyclinsts and Runners ranging from beginner to professional
  • Currently consulting with numerous coaches on training plan design and implementation
 
Donna McMahon
  • Certified USA Triathlon Level I Coach
  • USA Cycling Level 3 Certified Coach
  • Certified Core Instructor
  • Certified Personal trainer
  • Professional Triathlete for 9 years
  • Cat road 2 Cyclist
  • Local and National Elite Triathlete
  • 11 Ironman finishes including 2 Hawaii, 2nd Overall in Great Floridian, and 4th overall in Ironman Florida
  • 17 years in triathlon
  • Overall winner of sprint, Olympic and 1/2 Ironman distance triathlons
  • Overall winner of duathlons, running races, and cycling races
  • Two-time Long Island Marathon winner
  • Friendly UPS Driver
 
Maria Diglio
  • Nassau County Sport Director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training Triathlon Program, Long Island Chapter
  • Certified Johnny G Spin Instructor
  • Instructor, PowerSpin™
  • Two time Ironman USA finisher
  • Litigation Attorney
 
Steve Shulman
  • Certified USA Triathlon Level I Coach
  • USA Cycling Level 3 Coach
  • 22 Years participation in triathlons and road racing
  • Former collegiate track and field athlete
  • 3 time Ironman Finisher
  • Team USA Masters Triathlon World Maccabiah Games Israel 2005
  • Coach/Athlete, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Program
  • Senior Partner, real estate litigation firm
 
 Darryn Sotoloff
  • USAT Level 1 Certified Triathlon Coach
  • ASCA Certified Masters Swim Instructor
  • Head Masters Swim Coach at Lifetime Athletic, Syosset
  • Coach at Excel Masters Swim Team
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Movement and Performance
  • College Certified Coach
  • Five time Ironman finisher
  • Ultra Marathoner
  • Ultra Marathon Coach
  • Founder and Coach of DASH: LONG ISLAND TRIAL RUNNING CLUB
  • Over 10 years in Multisport / Triathlon
  • Collegiate wrestler
  • Former Head Coach, Varsity Football and Wrestling, Ithaca High School (State Champs)
  • Former Head Coach, Varsity Wrestling Cold Spring HarborvPartner at law firm, handling civil/criminal litigation and corporate matters
 
Bob Cook, Owner Runner's Edge
  • Over 25 years of Multisport experience
  • 5 time Ironman finisher
  • Sub-3 hour marathoner
  • Multiple age group award winer
  • Former Head Coach for the Arthritis Foundation's "Joints in Motion" program

Administrative Staff

 

Mindy Davisdon
  • Administrator
  • Over 15 years of multisport experience
  • Has completed ½ Ironman, Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons as well as duathlons
  • Has participated in hundreds of road races of all distances
  • Board Member & Manager, Team Runner’s Edge
  • Vice President and Coordinator of Volunteers, Greater Long Island Running Club
  • Race Director, Marcum & Kliegman Workplace Challenge
  • Mentor and participant, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Nassau BOCES, Rosemary Kennedy School
 

Affiliates

 

 
Paul Levine, Program Director & Instructor, Institute of Professional Bike Fitters
  • Pioneered the Serotta Signature Service program, one on one personalized bike fit sessions
  • Extensive experience with triathlon newbies to elite athletes
  • Created a performance enhancement team including: orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, chiropractors, massage therapists, personal trainers, coaches, engineers, bicycle manufacturers and aerodynamic specialists
  • #3 Serotta yDealer in the United States
  • Owner of Brickwell Cycling & Multisports
  • Level II certified USA Triathlon coach
  • Certified FIST bike fitter
  • Endurance sports athlete including numerous triathlons, Marathons, swimming and multisport events.
  • Certified American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor
  • Former NCAA swimmer - 4 years

 

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