Coach Kenny

Kenny Lehman was born and raised in Mars, PA, but his roots go back to his family in Bermuda. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kenny spends his days as a Sales Manager. The rest of his time is spent mentoring and coaching 14U girls softball, and growing Victory Multisport. Endurance and Ironman training began in 2011 when Kenny was tired of his status quo and was ready for more. As a 7 time Ironman finisher and 20+ running and swimming marathons completed, Kenny's goal is to finish what he started and to be the best husband, father, friend and coach he's designed to be. Knowing he was meant to impact others, starting Victory Multisport was the obvious next step in his journey to further his mission. He's married to Sayward and together they have three children, Spencer, Lorelei and Ian, and the cutest puppy Rosie.  

Coach Scott

Scott has been involved in endurance sports throughout his life, as both a participant and a coach. His introduction into the sport was simply as a kid who wanted to spend time with his father. Scott’s father was overweight, out of shape, and was living an unhealthy lifestyle. In 1980 he decided that he was going to fundamentally change his life….and it began by completing a 10k running race. As most children do, Scott emulated his father’s behavior, and ran the race as well, completing his first 10k at 10 years old. From that point on, running became a fixture in the family culture. During high school, Scott racked up a number of Invitational and District titles in Cross Country and Track & Field. As a multiple time competitor on the State and National level, he continued his running career into his early collegiate years at Slippery Rock University.

As an older athlete, Scott has continued to enjoy participating and competing in endurance sports. Highlights include completing four Ironman triathlons (three in under 12 hours), completing seven half-Ironman triathlons, and competing in numerous marathons, including the 2018 Boston Marathon. Scott is USA Track & Field certified coach and is presently completing Ironman University certification. As a youth coach, Scott has trained a wide range of athletes, including those that moved on to compete at the NCAA D1 level.

As a co-owner of Victory Multisport, Scott is continuing to share his passion for endurance sports.

Coach Sarge

From 'Ironman Dad' to three-time Ironman 140.6 finisher, twelve Ironman 70.3, many Olympic distance triathlons, and numerous endurance running (26.2, 13.1, 10K) races across North America. As a USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach, a bike mechanic, and a certified bike fitter, Sarge is now focusing on coaching and building environments for athletes to reach their endurance sports goals.

In addition, Sarge's experience in the Marines gives him a different perspective on physical and mental training that translates to a considerable benefit to the athlete. 

Starting his journey to Ironman several years (decades) after leaving the military presented a struggle, physically and mentally. Not being a confident swimmer, Sarge knew that having a goal needed to be tangible, so he signed up for his first triathlon 70.3 in 2011. By mid-2012, the opportunity to obtain an early registration for Ironman 140.6 Lake Placid came, and now he was signed up for a full before even competing in the half Ironman. All went well, and both "A" races added to his experience and confidence, lighting his fire to continue and complete many more races.

Providing the Victory Multisport coaching staff another dimension as a bike mechanic and bike fitter benefits the team athletes with local services, remote consultations, and on-site coaching for selected races. Additionally, his experience in roadside contingencies and emergency repairs helps every teammate get back on the road and finish the race.

Coach Nellie

Over the years, Jeff has cut his teeth and gained a wealth of knowledge in endurance multisport. He has completed 10+ Ironman 140.6 races, 25+ Ironman 70.3, and many other distances. In addition, he has qualified for Olympic National Championships four times and made Ironman All World Athlete three years in a row. Over the years, Jeff has spent much time educating himself and researching cutting-edge training methods.

Jeff is a Level I USAT Coaching and is certified in Metabolic Analysis. He continues to broaden his education within coaching and the sport to guide his athletes better. He enjoys working with my athletes, being a part of developing athletes, and laying the path to help them achieve their goals.

Jeff’s coaching uses a technical approach, leveraging the latest technology methods like PNOE Metabolic VO2 testing to understand athletes better to build a science-backed plan based on the athlete’s physiology and not guesswork. He also focuses on building resilience in athletes to prevent them from injury and improve longevity in life and the sport. Some resiliency strategies tie into Cold/Hot Therapy, Muscle Mobility/Pliability, and Strength Training concepts.

Coach Lauren

Coach Lauren began running for West Allegheny high school and has not looked back. She set the indoor state 3000m record, winning two state championships. In addition, she won several WPIAL and state titles in outdoor track and cross-country and was honored with an All-American finish in the 3000m indoor national championships.

Her success in high school gained her a scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh, where she ran a 36:12 (10,000m) and a 17:36 (5,000m). In her senior year, she was All-Region in cross-country championships.

After a brief hiatus from running, Coach Lauren enthusiastically returned to running, tackling the marathon distance with a personal best of 3:05, qualifying her for the Boston Marathon time standard. At this time, she obtained her RRCA Level 1 coaching certification, with Level 2 currently underway. In addition, she has a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification and has taught all ability classes creating a well-rounded and flexible program for clients. 

She continues to train and race half marathons and marathons across the country, with her next stop Big Sur 2023.

Coach Hayden

Hayden Gerhart is a USAT Level 1 Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach and a triathlete with a PhD in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University. His current personal athletic endeavors focus predominantly on endurance sports, most specifically triathlon. 

He recently completed Ironman Maryland in September of 2021, after only 1 full year in the sport. His first love is resistance training, so he still continuosly finds ways to integrate resistance training into any of his own programming, along with the programming of his athletes.

Hayden's coaching specializes in triathlon and endurance sports, weight loss, strength and conditioning, tactical athletes, and general exercisers. 

Coach Shep

Coach Shep began running competitively in 1970 and has a marathon PR of 2:29:32. He has been a USATF certified track & field coach since 1997 and has been actively coaching both youth and collegiate track & field for more than 30 years. More recently, he has been pursuing his coaching certification for triathlon with USAT while continuing to compete in half-Ironman distance events around the country.

Coach Matty Mo

Coach Matt embarked on his journey in triathlon (swim/bike/run) to nurture his competitive spirit after his college basketball career concluded. The allure of sprint races captivated him during his debut season, fueling his passion for endurance sports.

In 2003, Coach Matt undertook his first long distance triathlon, the esteemed Ironman™ Lake Placid. Over the course of 16 years, he has completed a remarkable 22 Ironman races throughout the country, including two exceptional events: the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI, and the 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas, NV.

After an illustrious triathlon career, Coach Matt felt compelled to give back to others the immeasurable benefits the sport has bestowed upon him by founding a personalized coaching outfit, Trust The Plan Coaching, LCC.

Since 2019, Coach Matt has conquered the prestigious Vermont 100-mile foot race, run across the Grand Canyon, and is now embarking on an ambitious goal of qualifying for the 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials in Orlando, FL.

Matt is a USA Triathlon Level I, US Track & Field, and USA Swimming certified coach.

Coach Alice

Coach Alice, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, grew up alongside her seven siblings. She was involved in various team sports, such as swimming, softball, basketball, and volleyball. After graduating from Northeastern University in Boston, Alice began working as an economist for the U.S. Federal Government in Washington, DC. She later obtained her MBA from Virginia Tech. 

Her passion for running began with lunchtime jogs on the National Mall with her friend and eventually led her to complete her first sprint triathlon in Dewey Beach, DE in 2001. Since then, Alice has competed in over 50 triathlons, including 9 IRONMAN 70.3 races, as well as multiple marathons, half marathons, and swim races across 15 states. With over 20 years of open water swimming experience, Alice is well-equipped with knowledge to overcome obstacles both physically and mentally. 

As a USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach, Alice is dedicated to helping beginners achieve their goals in the sport. She believes that triathlon offers much more than just learning how to swim, bike, and run, and anyone at any fitness level and age can participate. Alice has been happily married for 24 years to Ron (aka Salty) and they have two daughters, Sophie and Lizzy, along with their beloved dogs Oscar and Marty.

Coach Kate

Coach Kate, is a Kentucky native who found her calling in endurance sports after college. Beginning her journey with an ambition to run a 5k every month, Kate's passion for the sports grew exponentially. Initially, her goal was to compete in an Olympic distance Triathlon but thanks to Coach Kenny's confidence in her abilities, she embraced greater challenges and flourished!

Now, years into her journey and she believes it's just the beginning! Kate's accomplishments speak volumes about her dedication. She has completed numerous half marathons, multiple Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, several IRONMAN 70.3 races, and competed at the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Her love for endurance sports also led her to develop a fondness for water, fostering her interest in endurance swimming.

As a full-time health and fitness coach, Kate's zeal for sports nutrition has been instrumental in helping her and her athletes achieve their goals. Her expertise aids in amplifying performance levels, ensuring that her athletes consistently outdo themselves. Kate is eager to guide new endurance athletes on their journey in becoming the best version of themselves, on and off the race course. She believes in the power of wanting and striving for more out of life and is excited to help you do the same!