Coaches

Jamie A. Cooper, PhD

Jamie A. Cooper, PhD


Specializing In:

  • Nutrition Coaching/Consulting for all sports
  • Triathlon/Running/Endurance Sport Coaching

Professional:

Jamie Cooper, PhD received her bachelor's and master's degrees in exercise physiology from Michigan State University and her PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently an assistant professor at Texas Tech University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Sports Nutrition, Issues in Sports Nutrition, and Sports Supplements and Ergogenic Aids. Jamie has been coaching triathletes, runners, team sport athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts for several years. She is also currently coaching the Texas Tech University triathlon team. She has coached individuals in triathlon and running and has been doing nutrition coaching for the past 14 years.

Personal:

Jamie grew up playing sports (basketball, volleyball, cross country, track) and was always interested in athletics and nutrition. She completed her first marathon at the age of 18 and started competing in triathlons in 2005. Jamie also briefly competed in bodybuilding (in 2001-2002) before making the switch entirely to endurance sports. She has done a number of marathons including the Boston Marathon and a number of triathlons. She enjoys competing in all distance triathlons ranging from sprints to Ironman distance and has 5 Ironman® triathlons under her belt (Ironman® Wisconsin two times, Ironman® Canada, Ironman® Louisville, and Ironman® Florida). She enjoys training with her husband, also a triathlete and endurance runner, and likes to put her nutrition knowledge and practice to the test and help others reach their athletic goals.

Nicole J. Adams, PhD

Nicole J. Adams, PhD


Specializing In:

  • Triathlon/Running/Endurance Sport Coaching
  • Sport Psychology Consulting for all sports

Professional:

Nicole Adams, PhD received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and her PhD in Educational Psychology (specializing in Sport Psychology) from Texas Tech University. She is currently an Instructor with the College of Education at Texas Tech University where she teaches graduate courses in human development, statistics, and research methods. Nicole has worked extensively with collegiate athletes in life skills and mentoring programs. She has also worked with high school athletes to develop their mental focus and preparation for competitive endurance sports. Nicole has coached endurance athletes in both running and triathlon for four years and continues to develop her skills and knowledge in this field.

Personal:

Nicole grew up in South Africa where endurance and ultra-endurance events were a common endeavor. Watching her parents and grandmother excel as ultra-runners, she developed a love for endurance sport at a young age. After moving to Canada in 1988, Nicole was exposed to a variety of team and individual sports and played basketball, soccer, and tennis in high school. It was not until her college days when she experienced scenic trail runs along the Raritan River and bikes rides along the Tow Path that she discovered triathlon and found an instant love for the sport. In 2004, Nicole completed her first Ironman® Triathlon in Brazil and her love for the sport has only grown since that time. Nicole has completed 9 Ironmans® and many half-iron distance races. She has placed in the top 5 females (Age Group or Overall) at races such as Buffalo Springs Half Ironman®, Harvest Moon Half, Redman Half, and the Lumberman Half. Nicole looks forward to sharing her passion for sport, a healthy lifestyle, and athletic accomplishments with her clients.

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