Coach Mike Galvan - USAT Certified
As a native New Yorker, from the Lower East Side I found solace in running at a young age. I began competing in cross country meets during my freshman year of high school. During college I took some time off, lost fitness and gained weight. It wasn’t until 10 years later that I was inspired by a friend who competed in her first triathlon to change all of that. With a mix of proper diet and triathlon training I completed my first sprint triathlon three months later.
I spent years competing until an injury sidelined my training. I then turned to training others. I’ve spent the past 11 years coaching others, assisting them in feeling the exhilaration of crossing the finish line for the first or 100th time. I genuinely love coaching and have been fortunate to share that joy with over three thousand athletes over the course of my coaching career with organizations like Team in Training and Asphalt Green. Currently, I’m Head Coach of Mike Galvan Coaching as well as Head Coach for the New York University Triathlon and Running Club. I also serve as a cycling studio Coach and private swim lesson instructor at Tailwind Endurance. You can also find me on the Sacred Heart pool deck as a Masters Coach.