The BOLT Tri Team Professional Coaching Staff

Our BOLT coaching staff consists of individuals who are not only seasoned in their respective sports themselves, but sincerely interested and wholly devoted to the development of your athletes.  

With high performance credentials, professional status, and decades of experience in the sport as both coaches and athletes, you can be assured that they're here for your athlete's success...whatever that may entail.  

Patrick Strong

(Coach Patrick)

Head Running Coach

Patrick Strong has an extensive running background as a NCAA Division I Track and Cross-Country athlete and as a running coach for novice through elite runners. Patrick’s passion is helping individuals develop and grow, both as athletes and as people. A strong foundation of his coaching philosophy is that the whole individual must be coached, not just the athlete.

  • 30:02 10,000m PR
  • 2:30 Marathon
  • Coach to both local and international elite distance runners
  • Owner and Head Coach of Stride Strong Coaching


Heather Maher

(Coach Heather)

Head Swim Coach




Wes Barrett

(Coach Wes)

High Performance Team and Competitive Coach

Coach Wes and his wife Coach C are the founders of BOLT Tri Team.

Coach Wes is currently the High Performance Team and Competitive Team Coach.

Coach Wes coached the tri4him JET developmental and pre-competitive athletes for 5 years previous to founding BOLT Tri team and moving up to coach the HPT.  He coached several national championship winning athletes at the youth level!

He is an award winning triathlete himself and has been a competitive athlete his whole life via football, basketball, track, motocross, drag racing, etc...   Coach Wes has one son on the High Performance Team and 3 daughters on the developmental team.  These close ties to the team increase his level of dedication to the team and his desire to see it grow! 

Coach Wes is uber competitive and that can be seen through the way he coaches his athletes but when it comes right down to it, he really enjoys seeing each athlete develop their skills over time, not just athletically but as young people as well.  He feels there is no better sport for building strong character, mental focus and toughness than the sport of triathlon!


  • Athlete since age 7
  • 8 years in triathlon
  • Texas 70.3 Ironman Finisher
  • 30+ triathlon finishes with numerous AG wins
  • USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach
  • USA Triathlon Level II Youth & Junior Certified Coach
  • Past Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track, Motocross, Drag Racing, Snowmobiling


Cayla Barrett

(Coach C)

Developmental Coach

Coach C is a BOLT Tri Team founder and the coach of the developmental team.

She is also the team president. 

She is an award winning triathlete herself and has been a competitive athlete her whole life via swimming, diving, soccer, volleyball, snowmobiling, snowboarding and group fitness.  Over the past several years she became certified as a group fitness instructor and loves to see others work hard! Coach C has one son on the high performance team and 3 daughters on the developmental team and yes, a husband that coaches!  These close ties to the team increase her level of dedication to the team and her desired to see it grow!  Coach C is very motivating and competitive but also has that momma side that allows her to really connect with youth athletes.  She loves to see the athletes work up a good sweat and push themselves to try new things!


  • Athlete since age 12
  • 6 years in triathlon
  • 15+ triathlon finishes with numerous AG wins
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
  • Die Hard Camp Gladiator (CG) Participant
  • Past Sports: Swimming, Diving, Soccer, Volleyball, Softball and Group Fitness


Jeff Booher 

(Previous Head Coach)

tri4Him JET Founder

Coach Jeff is the founder of Tri4Him and takes a deep personal interest in the success of all of its teams.  He's coached multiple professional triathletes competing in both long-course and short-course racing, including draft-legal international ITU events.  Coach Jeff is also committed to coaching Tri4Him's Junior Elite Team athletes.  With two sons on the Junior Elite Team and a college-aged daughter as a former member, he is dedicated to seeing the team flourish and invests his time and energy in developing the talent and character of these young athletes.


  • Developer of TriDot System
  • 4 x Ironman Finisher
  • 60+ triathlon finishes with numerous AG and overall masters wins
  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach - Level II
  • USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Certified Coach
  • USA Cycling Certified Coach - Level III
  • USA Track & Field Certified Coach - Level I
  • Coached multiple professional triathletes to podium finishes at WTC events
  • Coached 100s of age-groupers to podiums and PRs