Coaches & Staff

Coach Francisco Gomez

Francisco Gomez

2017 - Present

Francisco is a running & fitness expert, an athlete, coach, academic, and motivator. Francisco coached three seasons at Holy Names College men's and women's cross country and track coach.

Coach Liz Elliott

2010 - Present

Liz brings years of competition, teaching and coaching experience to TVTC. Liz has coached 1,000's of triathletes of all skill levels across the finish line, most notably multiple new-to-the sport athletes to sub-13 hour finishes in their first full Ironman race.

Coach Andrew Wong

Andrew Wong

2017 - Present

Andrew brings years of experience racing and competing in a variety of triathlon distances. Andrew grew up participating in several sports including soccer, skiing, tennis and golf.

Coach Lael Heinig

Lael Heinig

2010 - Present

Lael is an athlete, competitor, and leader. Lael played competitive soccer year-round and attended camps taught by professional European players for 12 years.
Coach Jesse Schaa

Jesse Schaa

2017 - Present

Jesse is a business owner, community leader and inspiring triathlete.  In 2009, he lost over 100 pounds on his own, not really knowing much about nutrition or fitness.  


Melissa Adams

2019 - Present