Matt Ison   Carmichael Training Systems - Expert Coach

Personalized one on one coaching and guidance that inspires confidence and leads passionate individuals to achieve their athletic potential. Providing training plans for endurance athletes around the world ranging from professionals to newbies from a coach who has raced and/or coached athletes to race nearly every major olympic, half, and Ironman in North America. Optimize your performance with training and workouts that enhance your overall life.


I first started participating in endurance sports in middle school and have continued throughout my adult life. While pursuing both cycling and running during my time at Baylor University, I founded the Baylor Triathlon Club and was president for two years after. During that same time I coached and led many workouts for the team, and officially became the Head Coach in 2011.

The founding and leading of a club sport at the university level exposed me to the administrative and marketing aspects of sport. I gained experience with everything from licensure of logos, budgeting, insurance, road closures and race production to recruiting and motivating individuals to not only participate in club activities, but to develop future leaders to ensure the future success of the club. In the two years I was president the club grew from an initial 6 members to over 50 when I stepped down.

Since, I have run a youth swim team for the YMCA and worked as a Triathlon Coach for Carmichael Training Systems overseeing dozens of athletes. The two are radically different and have prepared me to work with a wide range of athletes, both in person, and through long distance communications.


Santa Barbara, CA
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Nutrition, Mental Skills, Training Camps, Bike Fit, Run Analysis, Swim Analysis, Biochemical Analysis

Sport Types

Triathlon, Road Cycling, Running, Mountain Biking, Cyclocross, Duathlon, IRONMAN, XTERRA, Swimming, Adventure Racing, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country



Athlete Requirements

Any and all levels are welcome! I don't require any specific equipment, although having a HR monitor and/ or pace/power helps me do my job better.


Santa Barbara, CA
United States