Derick Williamson

“Derick draws from both his education and experience working with countless elite athletes throughout his coaching career. He strives to combine the science of sport with the unique intricacies and situations inherent to each athlete.”

Derick holds a master’s degree in Sports Science and Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an undergraduate degree in Health Promotion and minor in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He also has his USAC Level 1 coaching certification (USAC’s highest level) and is USAC Power Coaching Certified as well as being a USA Triathlon Level 2 and Paratriathlon certified coach.

Derick competed as a NCAA Division I runner and earned all-conference honors. Additionally, in recognition of both his academic and athletic achievements, Derick received a distinguished NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship.

Derick has been a professional coach since 2003 during which time he was the head physiologist at an Austin based human performance lab, has run indoor training studios, training camps throughout the world and has been the Head Coach for USAT’s Paratriathlon Resident Team at the Olympic Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

Today, as co-owner/founder and head coach for Durata Training, Derick provides elite coaching services for a wide range of amateur and professional athletes. Derick’s athletes have achieved results that run the full spectrum of sport from first time athletes through World Champions. Many of these cumulative results were recognized when Derick was named as a USAT Coach of the Year for 2018.

Derick is also heavily involved in USA Cycling’s coaching education curriculum teaching the Level 2 clinics around the country. Additionally he works closely with USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Recruitment Program (CRP) as the lead cycling coach for their developmental camps as well as USAT Level 2 clinics.

In 2012 Derick helped found the first ever Team Red, White and Blue Triathlon camp in Austin, TX. Team RWB’s mission “is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity”. Derick worked as the head coach for Team RWB’s annual tri camp through 2017.

At Durata Training, Derick’s academic and real world experience allow him to develop athletes to their full potential realizing lifelong athletic goals.

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