Dana Lyons, Head Coach

Dana Image 1USAT Level II Certified Coach
USAT Youth & Junior Certified Coach

Has over 20 years of experience as a competitive endurance athlete.  Living in The Woodlands, Texas, he coaches duathletes, triathletes, runners and cyclists of all abilities. Dana knows that not every athlete has an endless supply of time and resources, and as a result, understands that training for multisport and endurance sports challenges athletes to find that unique balance with family, career, training and life.  Setting goals, identifying strengths and limitations, and structuring training plans and time effectively are essential to success.  To that end, Dana combines sports science, experience and an unmatched enthusiasm to provide each athlete with the tools they need to improve their performance, reach their potential and fulfill their goals.
Training programs are tailored to each individual to ensure optimum performance and proper balance.  Utilizing the periodization model Dana takes great satisfaction in helping athletes train smart, achieve their goals and stay healthy.

In 2008, he qualified for the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona by finishing second in his age group at Ironman Arizona with a time of 10:18:15.  Dana was the top ranked triathlete in the USAT’s SMW region in 2007 and top ranked Masters Duathlete.  He was the 2005 Duathlon Short Course National Age Group Champion, and in 2001 he placed 13th overall and 3rd in his age group at the Duathlon World Championships in Venray, Holland.  In addition to being named USAT’s Master Duathlete of the Year in 2001, he has been the topped ranked Duathlete in the South Midwest Region for the past 5 years.  He ran track and cross-country in high school and at Grove City College where he recorded a personal best time of 30:08 in the 10k run.  His personal best in the marathon is 2:46.

You can contact Dana at dana@coachlyons.com.