Coach George Ganoung
Coach George has 35+ years of competitive cycling, running and multi-sport experience. As an athlete, he has competed in hundreds of events regionally, nationally and internationally, scoring numerous top finishes including winning 4 National Championships and competing on 11 National Teams in World Championship competitions. In addition, he has served as a team captain and director, and has been a coach and training consultant for over 75 athletes.
In 2013, upon retiring from the Coast Guard after 20 years of service, he founded Otterhaus Performance Coaching. His goal is to share the knowledge he has gained from working with different athletes, coaches and personal training approaches over the years with endurance athletes of all ages and levels who love endurance sports and aspire to improve.
Having successfully completed a demanding military career, George knows firsthand the challenges of managing a busy job and family life with athletic aspirations. Regardless of whether an athlete is just starting, aspires to become a professional, or wants to improve their fitness and skills at any level, he recognizes the value of maintaining a larger life perspective and keeping it as straight forward and fun as possible. Click here for more on George!
Coach Alex Driscoll
Alex has over 17 years of competitive cycling (Road, CX, Track, and MTB) and running experience. He ran track and cross country in high school and college and began cycling in 2007 after graduating from the University of Maryland. He raced as part of a four-man team in Race Across America in 2008 on a fixed-geared bike and began competing in road, mountain, and cyclocross races.
In 2010, Alex joined the U.S. Army and commissioned as an Infantry Officer and has continued to excel at bike racing ever since. In 2015 he began working with Otterhaus as a client, and saw a breakout year where he earned several top regional finishes, his Category 1 upgrade, was selected to represent the United States as a member of the US Armed Forces Cycling Team for the World Military Games in South Korea, and was named the US Army Athlete of the Year.
As a successful Army officer and father, he understands how to excel as a time constrained athlete and recognizes that maintaining a good work-life balance with endurance sports is one of the most important parts of individualized athlete plans. He is qualified to coach running and cycling (all disciplines) and looking forward to getting you on the right track with your fitness, racing and coaching needs. Click here for more on Alex!
Coach Averi Firari
Averi's passion for endurance sports came at the early age of 12 after running on the South Middle School Cross Country team in Wisconsin. After a few successful years in running spikes, she discovered cross country mountain biking, and soon after began racing the Wisconsin Off Road Series where she quickly climbed the ranks to Category 1 prior to leaving for Air Force Basic Training in 2010.
After basic training, she continued to race while balancing a demanding Protective Services career out of Andrews Air Force Base. In 2013 she was selected for the US Armed Forces Cycling team to compete in the Military World Cycling Championships in Leopoldsburg Belgium where she rode to a top 10 finish in her first international race. In 2014 she was accepted into the Air Force World Class Program, and between 2014-2016 Averi competed in 7 international races including representing the US as a National Team Member on 4 occasions in UCI Mountain Bike World Cups.
In 2017 after 7 years of Active Duty she decided to separate from the Air Force in pursuit of a Kinesiology and Athletic Training degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia. Averi has numerous wins and podiums in Mountain Bike XC and Marathon disciplines; cyclocross, and road racing, and offers unlimited enthusiasm for cycling and for helping others succeed. She always strives to keep workouts fun, fresh, creative and challenging! Click here for more on Averi!