CEO and Head Performance Coach
With over 25 years of experience, Jay is a veteran USA Track & Field and USA Triathlon certified coach as well as certified personal trainer and master-level outdoor boot camp instructor.
Jay led the launch of PacWest back in 2002 and has helped impact 1,000’s of individuals from all different backgrounds and abilities over the now 20 year history of the organization.
He started competitive running at the age of 11 and completed his first triathlon back in 1985. He attended the University of Oregon and remains a competitive age group runner and triathlete having completed numerous Ironmans and marathons including the Boston and New York City Marathons. He has earned multiple USA Triathlon All-American honors and last represented Team USA at the 2012 ITU Long Distance World Championships in Las Vegas, NV. In 2021 after a 7 year break, coach is coming out of triathlon retirement and will be competing in Ironman 70.3 Hawaii (6/5) & Arizona (10/17) as well as the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in St. George, Utah (9/18)
Today, Coach Jay now lives in Reno, Nevada and trains throughout the epic Lake Tahoe/Sierra Nevada region while still overseeing PacWest along with his daughter Emily Ridgeway.