About Us

Tom Lee

Tom Lee is a military veteran, as well as a competitive athlete competing in the Challenged Athlete division. He is an Army and Navy veteran, survivor of war, an IED and cancer. Tom has competed in multiple triathlon and running events, and is currently the Veterans' Liaison for the Governor's Office of the State of Hawai'i. As a strong supporter of Team Red, White and Blue, Tom has mentored many athletes, both able-bodied and challenged, to perform at their highest levels. Tom's personal experiences, as well as his strong relationships with many athletes and veterans, will greatly enhance our ability to develop relevant programs and help to deliver quality-of-life improvements to many.

Derick Williamson

Derick Williamson

"Derick draws from both his education and experience working with countless elite athletes throughout his coaching career. He strives to combine the science of sport with the unique intricacies and situations inherent to each athlete."

Derick holds a master's degree in Sports Science and Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an undergraduate degree in Health Promotion and minor in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He also has his USAC Level 1 coaching certification (USAC's highest level) and is USAC Power Coaching-Certified.

Derick competed as a NCAA Division I runner and earned all-conference honors. Additionally, in recognition of both his academic and athletic achievements, Derick received a distinguished NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship.

Before moving to Austin, TX to pursue his graduate studies, Derick worked as a professional coach for Carmichael Training Systems in Colorado Springs, CO. He then took a position as head physiologist at an Austin-based human performance lab for 3 years while continuing to coach. Today, as part owner and head coach for Durata Training, Derick provides elite coaching services for a wide range of amateur and professional athletes. Derick has also been a content contributor for Inside Triathlon, Triathlete, Outside Magazine, XTri, Austin Runner and other publications.

Coaching professionally since 2003, Derick's athletes have achieved a multitude of significant results including multiple professional Ironman and Half-Ironman wins, ITU Paralympic World Champion, Rock N' Roll and other national caliber marathon/half marathon wins, Masters National Cycling Champions, Olympic Marathon Trials qualifiers, Ironman World Championship age group and professional qualifiers, age-group triathlon champions and many others!

Derick is heavily involved in USA Cycling's coaching education curriculum teaching the Level 2 clinics around the country. Additionally he works closely with USA Triathlon's Collegiate Recruitment Program (CRP) as the lead cycling coach for their developmental camps.

In 2012 Derick helped found the first-ever Team Red, White and Blue Triathlon camp in Austin, TX. Team RWB's mission is "to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity". Derick continues to work as the head coach for Team RWB's annual tri camp as it grows and positively impacts the lives of our service men and women.

At Durata Training, Derick's academic and real world experience allow him to develop athletes to their full potential realizing lifelong athletic goals.

Patrick Hight, PMP

Patrick is a multiple-cardiac-event survivor, an avid cyclist and a multiple Ironman finisher. Patrick's awareness of people dealing with physical limitations, and the roots of his desire to make sports fully inclusive, first came about as a direct result of his heart attack and triple bypass surgery, as he observed so many people with heart disease put themselves on the sidelines and into a sedentary mode. Patrick determined after completing a few "heart walks" with the big national charities that he wasn't going to sit and watch life pass him by, and he returned to what he enjoyed as a youth: getting back in the bike saddle. After approximately 50 century (100-mile) rides, Patrick entered the sport of triathlon as an approach to cross-training for the Triple Bypass Ride in Colorado - 120 miles of cycling through 14,000 feet of elevation winding through Vail, Levelland, Copper Mountain and Keystone passes. Patrick continues to participate, carrying the mission to demonstrate that even after serious health issues, with proper rehabilitation and training, people can continue an active lifestyle.

Patrick was involved with the first national triathlon camp in 2012 presented by Team Red, White and Blue, and as the coordinator of the organization's national annual triathlon camp, continues to support veterans/athletes who are dealing with various physical and emotional challenges. As a USA Triathlon-certified coach and race director, Patrick has also witnessed the physical and emotional improvements in adults and youth that come from having the opportunity to participate in competitive events. Patrick's belief is that regardless of the sport, the activities should be as inclusive as can be - People-Powered Sports. For Everybody.

Patrick continues this philosophy as an event producer and owner of People-Powered Sports (by Multisport Endurance Events, LLC), presenting youth triathlon camps, youth triathlons, 5K, 10K and half-marathon runs, and recently assuming ownership and management of the Lake Pflugerville Triathlon & AquaBike, providing race opportunities to 900+ participants. As a result of Patrick's involvement, this 10-year-old triathlon now includes a challenged athletes' category.