Just wanted to say hello from Tucson, and I felt it would be appropriate that I add a "coach personality" to our list.
As for Tucson, I currently have the privilege of staying with some fun athletes: Sean Bechtel, Nat Faulkner, Andrew Yorke, and Steve Hewick, and of course coach Barrie. We've been adventuring part way up Mount Lemon, running on great trails, and so far haven't been eaten by mountain lions.
We are also staying with a very generous couple, Linda and Alan. We were all totally wiped after a hard day of training Tuesday, and got home to find that Linda had made us a batch of the best cookies on the planet. Amazing!
OAT's Provincial Triathlon Centre (PTC) is located at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario. Program changes are currently underway (Spring 2010). The full time triathlon squad program is now RTC-Guelph.
"All coaches teach. Great coaches teach the details. All coaches communicate. Great coaches communicate honestly. All coaches prepare. Great coaches prepare meticulously. All coaches develop expectations. Great coaches develop high expectations and do everything in their power to help athletes achieve them." A. Becker (2009). It's not what they do, it's how they do it: Athlete experiences of Great Coaching. Int. J. Sport. Sci & Coaching, 4(1), 93-119.