About Coach Sherry

As a full-time coach and trainer, Sherry has coached hundreds of athletes for multisport competition ranging from Sprint distance triathlon to full Ironman distance as well as road races ranging from 5k race distance, marathon and multiple Boston marathon finishers. 

Coach Sherry has well over 25+ years of overall experience in the endurance sports, health and fitness industry. She has been a professional coach for over nineteen years and has more than twenty-five years of competitive endurance sports experience both nationally and internationally. She is a certified USA Triathlon Coach; certified Run Coach of Road Runners of America; USA Track & Field Coach and nationally certified Personal Trainer and Strength Coach for 25+ years.

Coach Sherry’s passion for sports began in high school as an outstanding member of her VA high school track team. Since then she has raced competitively in hundreds of endurance sports events across the U.S. and Europe and has represented the United States on nine world teams ranking among the top finishers.

Her mission is to provide the knowledge, tools and resources an athlete needs to achieve results. She believes that inspiring, guiding and supporting are the most important components of being a successful coach and trainer. She enjoys coaching all levels of individuals and athletes and first-timers are her favorite.  Sherry believes that getting to know her athletes is first and foremost in establishing a training program that fits into a busy lifestyle. She is passionate about introducing new people to the sport as well as improving the athletic performance of seasoned athletes. Her enjoyment of the sport comes only second to her wish that every individual she coaches experiences the thrill of reaching their fitness and athletic potential.



  • Overall and top age-group placement in multiple competitive road racing events & Triathlon and Duathlon multi-sport events

  • Represented the United States on nine World teams

  • TEAM USA athlete multiple times

  • Nationally ranked USA Triathlon Duathlete; USA Triathlon Duathlete Athlete of the Year; USA Triathlon All American & Honorable Mention 

  • Great Buckeye Half Ironman Duathlon, 2nd female age group

  • Blue Ridge Parkway Marathon, 2nd place female overall

  • Savannah Marathon, 1st female age group

  • San Francisco Half Marathon, female top finisher

World Championship highlights:

  • World Championship Duathlon Short Course 2003, Affoltern, Switzerland

  • World Championship Duathlon Short Course 2004, Geel, Belgium

  • World Championship Long Course 2005, Barcis, Italy

  • World Championship Duathlon Short Course 2007, Gyor, Hungary

  • World Championship Olympic Course 2009, Carrboro, NC

  • World Championship Short Course 2013, Ottawa, Canada

  • World Championship Olympic Course 2015, Adelaide, Australia

Coaching Experience

  • Founder and Head Coach, Train Smart Coaching

  • Coach, Endurance House Ironman & 70.3 Triathlon teams; Olympic & Sprint Triathlon teams

  • Coach, Endurance House Half Marathon Atlanta team

  • Coached local triathletes, duathletes and runners to numerous age group and overall placements

  • Coached top ranked Cross-Country and Track & Field athletes

  • Head Coach, North Atlanta Running 2008-2012


  • USA Triathlon Coach Level I (USAT)

  • Running Coach, Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)

  • USA Track & Field Coach (USATF)

  • Nationally certified Personal Trainer 25+ yrs. (AFAA) & Strength & Conditioning Coach