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COACH PAUL

"The Mastermind"

Paul Capuzzo is a USAT Level 1, TrainingPeaks University, and IRONMAN U certified coach.  Paul began his triathlon career in 2003 and has competed in several triathlons per year ever since, most recently Ironman Maine 70.3 2019 which he completed in 5:04:00.
Paul's resume includes personal bests of 15:44 (5k), 33:39 (10k), 1:18:59 (13.1), 2:56:47 (26.2), 2:12:24 (Olympic Distance Tri), and 4:55:00 (70.3).
Paul coached cross country and track on the high school level for 15 years, helping runners of all ability levels maximize their potential.  After coaching triathletes informally for several years, Paul established Capuzzo Multisport Coaching in 2019.

 
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COACH LAURA

"The Bike Whisperer"

Laura Abbey is an Ironman U Certified Coach and an Ironman Silver All World Athlete with a 140.6 PR of 11:32 at IM Lake Placid.  Laura’s impressive resumé also includes 3 top five finishes at the Wyckoff Triathlon and a N.J. Cat 3 Cyclocross State Championship.

 
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COACH PETER

"The Numbers Guy"

Peter Skutnik has been enjoying a multi-sport lifestyle for over 15 years, participating in single- and multi-sport events ranging from less than an hour to seven days.  With a background in swimming, track and field, and volleyball, he opportunistically complements his swim/bike/run training with other sports.  Peter balances the science and art of training and racing with an engineering background, a curious mind, and a holistic approach to building fitness.  He has completed Ironman Lake Placid 3 times as well as numerous 70.3’s. Personal records of 18:15 (5k), 38:64 (10k), 1:22 (13.1), 4:42 (70.3), and 11:12 (140.6) reflect his range of race experiences.

 
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COACH JEROME

"Mr. Positivity"

Jerome Gist’s story is truly inspirational. In the past eight years, Jerome has transformed himself from a 383 pound smoker to a lean, mean, sub-250 pound endurance machine. His positive attitude and charismatic personality make him one of the most popular people in our local triathlon community. Jerome completed a self-supported half Ironman last summer and is currently training for Ironman Mont Tremblant.

 
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COACH GENNY

"The Swim Guru"

Genny Allard was a high school state champion and All-American in the 100y backstroke.  She went on to a storied career at Villanova University, earning AIAW All-American recognition 5 times.  Genny was inducted into the Suffern High School Sports Hall of Fame, the Rockland County Sports Hall of Fame, and the Villanova University Sports Hall of Fame.  She was the Masters Swim coach at the Ridgewood YMCA from 1992-99.