Robert Flanigan's endurance sport career began in high school where he participated in Track and Cross Country. His love for running soon helped him earn an athletic scholarship. He found success after redshirting his freshman year and was named MVP of his NCAA Qualifying Cross Country team. This accompanied his multiple All-conference titles (Steeplechase & Cross Country) and NCAA Championship appearances. During the summers in college Coach Flanigan was an Ocean Rescue Lifeguard in Myrtle Beach, SC which started his love of competitive swimming.
With his college years behind him, Robert needed to channel his competitive energies somewhere, but struggled with the burnout of single sport training. He decided to give the world of multisport a try and he never looked back. Now, a certified USA Triathalon and USA Cycling Professional Coach, he decided to begin Central Virginia Endurance so that he could share his passion and knowledge of endurance sports with athletes ranging from "newbies" to seasoned "elites". In the past few years Coach Flanigan qualified and raced Ironman World Championships (2011) , Ironman World Championship 70.3 (2008, 2009, 2011) was a member of the US National Duathlon Team, 2010 Team Duathlon National Champion, and USAT All American. Although the Ironman Distance is his true love, Coach Flanigan participates in everything from Cyclocross, MTB Racing, and Open Water Swim Races.ational Champion, and USAT All American. Although the Ironman Distance is his true love, Coach Flanigan participates in everything from Cyclocross, MTB Racing, and Open Water Swim Races.
Coach Bob Qualified for Both the 2011 Ironman World Championship in Kona and the 2011 Ironman 70.3 Worlds in Las Vegas!!!
David Luscan began participating in endurance sports at a young age, and soon found he was hard-wired for multisport racing since birth. An active childhood and twelve years of competitive swimming built the engine and planted the seeds for a transition to other athletic endeavors later in life.
David began swimming at age 9 in the USS age group program, through two years each of NCAA Div. 3 swimming and Div. 1 water polo. He raced a triathlon in 1988 at age 16, did his 2nd in 2004 at age 32 and finally got hooked. He has competed in running, traithlons and bike racing as a self-coached age grouper for the last 6 years with increasing success. David competed in the Best of the US amateur triathlon championship as a highlight in 2008, finishing 13th. 2008 was his 3rd year as a USAT All-American. PR's of 16:50 5k, 1:19 half marathon, 2:05 Olympic, 5:15 500 yd freestyle. Most recently was crowned the overall 2012 USAT Aquabike National Champion and 2010 Virginia State Time Trial Champion over the 40k distance.
David's development in multisport coaching came from being the de facto coach of his local tri club, offering advice, consultations, training plans and bike fitting services to local athletes. A former high school swimming coach turned professional endurance and multisport coach, he has helped a variety of athletes pursue and achieve their goals across a specturm of unique situations and motivations.
Coach Luscan wins 2012 USAT Aquabike National Championship Overall Title.
Coach Matt Whitely began his journey in endurance sport in 2008 where he competed in the inaugural Xterra West Branch Triathlon in his hometown of Ravenna, Ohio.
Shortly after moving to Richmond in 2009, he and his wife Kirstin found Central Virginia Endurance and joined the Chester Club Team. He was immediately hooked and ever since, has immersed himself in the world of triathlon.
As an athlete, Matt has trained for and competed in both short course and long course triathlon while becoming a student of all things triathlon. Matt’s ambition and pure love of the sport is evident and is what has drawn him to begin his triathlon coaching career. He is currently coaching the CVE Midlothian and Chickahomony Tri Club Teams, both in their inaugural seasons and recently completed his USAT Level 1 Coaching certification.