After an extensive recruitment process, we are pleased to announce that Jarrod Evans will be joining the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) on Tuesday 14th June in the new role of Triathlon Talent Transfer Head Coach.
This is an exciting new position operating a program in partnership with Triathlon Australia and Triathlon Victoria to oversee a national targeted talent transfer initiative that aims to successfully identify, develop, support and progress talented single discipline athletes towards achieving medal winning performances in triathlon.
Jarrod is returning to Australia from the USA, bringing with him more than 25 years’ experience of elite coaching. He has a proven record of delivering athlete success, team management, and performance pathway creation across roles including USA Triathlon Development Coach and Head Coach of the USA Triathlon Collegiate Recruitment program.
It is a welcome return to the VIS for Jarrod, having previously been the Assistant Coach of the VIS Triathlon program between 2005 and 2012.
Dave Crosbee, VIS Director of High Performance said “We are excited to welcome Jarrod back to the VIS to relaunch Triathlon as a program sport at the VIS. In his new Talent Transfer Centre role, Jarrod will be working to identify potential triathletes from a range of single sport backgrounds, with the aim of building our domestic talent base as we look toward the home Games opportunities in 2026 and 2032.”
Jarrod Evans said “After working internationally with USA Triathlon for several years, I’m eager to return to Australia to assist in the establishment of this new talent identification and development program. In cooperation with Triathlon Victoria and Triathlon Australia, we hope to unearth and develop the next generation of Australian Olympic triathletes from a range of single sport and multi-sport backgrounds. I’m looking forward to using the experience and knowledge I gained in North America to build a successful program here in Victoria and across Australia.”
Aimed at identifying medal winning athletes for the future, the relaunched VIS Triathlon Program includes support of two key initiatives of the Triathlon Australia Performance Pathways Strategy (2021 – 2032), the Talent Transfer Centre and the Paratriathlon Hub, a camps-based program delivered also in partnership with Paralympics Australia. Further information about the Program will be shared in the future as activities are established.