David Nix

“I met Scott in April 2019 before my first Triathlon (sprint distance). I was introduced to him by one of the race directors who knew that I am a below the knee amputee and knew that Coach Scott was the only local certified USA Para-Triathlon coach. I immediately liked Coach Scott. He is very personable and has a great attitude in general. From day one, Coach Scott genuinely wanted to help me improve my skills and fitness.Coach Scott and I began working together during the summer of 2019. I should mention that in addition to Coach Scott, I also worked with other local triathlon coaches so that I could make an educated decision on who was best suited to prepare me for the goals I have set.
Coach Scott worked with me, mostly on swimming but also some running as well. At that time, I did not have a prosthetic specifically for running and was doing sprint distance triathlons on a walking prosthetic. Coach Scott has a significant network of resources and partnerships and through Coach Scott, I met my current Prosthetist, David Rotter, who fit me and constructed my most prized possession, my running blade.
By the end of the 2019 summer, I had fallen in love with the sport of Triathlon. After receiving my blade I contacted Coach Scott and together we chose a Half Ironman, Lubbock 70.3. I started training regularly and seriously with Coach Scott at the end of November, 2019 and since then my fitness and my swim skills have dramatically improved. I am also running farther and faster than I thought I was capable of and cycling faster than ever before.
As I stated previously, Coach Scott has a significant network of partnerships and resources all over the country and throughout the sport. I’ve received great discounts on bike helmets, Tri Suits, nutritional supplements, wetsuits, swim gear, etc. After 25 years racing Triathlon, Coach Scott has a wealth of knowledge about what works, what doesn’t and what to think about or consider while preparing for a race.
I think what I like best about working with Coach Scott is the accountability aspect of training with a coach. Not so much that I need someone to make me get out and do the workouts but more like I need someone (who I respect) that’s “been there done that” to keep me in check and prevent me from over training and suffering an injury which, for an adaptive athlete, is a very real concern.
Coach Scott is a great guy whom I trust. We speak regularly about my training over the telephone and often meet in person for a swim session, track workout or a bike ride. Scott is my coach but he’s also become a good friend. Scott genuinely cares about and believes in me. He takes pride in his coaching and his athletes and seems to truly enjoy watching us succeed.”

  • 2021 1st place PC Open Division – Ironman Texas 70.3
  • 2021 1st place PC Open Division – Ironman Lubbock 70.3

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