Tim Monk, Associate Coach

TimMonkIronman Certified Coach

Tim comes to the world of endurance sports as a former college and high school swimmer raised locally in Houston area. Tim was a graduate of Cy-Fair High School and an NAIA All American at the University of Denver.

Tim has spent the past ten years as a both an athlete and part time coach. Tim’s athlete resume includes a qualification to Kona in 2008 at Ironman Wisconsin and completion of the Ironman World Championships in 2009. Tim has completed multiple Ironman and 70.3 races in many different climates and understands both the physical and mental preparedness necessary to compete at a higher level. Tim has also won masters overall and age group overall awards at many local endurance sports events in the Houston area and continues to compete on a regular basis.

Tim also has a long-term career with over 22 years in the workforce and the past 12 in the nutritional supplement industry as a global brand leader for a large corporation. Tim is married to Shani Monk and has two kids attending Woodlands schools both of which are budding cross-country racers.

As a part time coach, Tim specializes in helping those athletes that wish to find that next gear and push through a qualification for Kona or other championship type of endurance event. Tim also recognizes that this has to happen for most athletes while working a full time job, raising a family and being involved in many other community activities. Tim has learned not only to help others train smart, but to also listen to their body and find the right balance between stress, rest and proper nutrition. All of which provides for results and longevity in endurance sports.

Tim continues to work full time, but when not spending his free time with family and coaching, he also is enjoying a new pursuit in off road mountain biking and Xterra racing.

Tim selectively coaches a few athletes annually looking to compete at a higher level both locally and nationally. Tim works best with athletes that appreciate programs providing balance, healthy lifestyle, accountability and realistic expectations and goals.
– Multiple Ironman Finisher, including Ironman Hawaii
– NAIA All American

Please contact Tim at tim@coachlyons.com if you would like to see if you are a good match for his coaching. Tim only coaches athletes in the Select and Premium plans.