Sports Instruction and Coaching

iDaph Events Training & Coaching

GailScreamiDaph events realizes that sports instruction and coaching can be a critical component of success for any competitor. The proper coach can make all the difference in beginners getting ready for their first race as well as for advanced or elite athletes race to win.

That’s why we’ve partnered with like-minded, and experienced, coaches in Western North Carolina to help you reach your upcoming goals. We wish you much success as you begin your journey towards accomplishing your racing dreams! Contact us if you want sports instruction and coaching help or suggestions that you don’t find here!

iDaphlete, Mindy Bayless will be hosting weekly run groups on Wednesdays. Please email for more details!

View Training Programs:


Group and/or individualized training to help athletes prepare to run in the Frostbite races in better time and injury free with the help and training of experienced coaches and fellow runners. Learn more.


Get ChiTraining, the official Asheville Marathon & Half at Biltmore Estate training program, and learn the ChiRunning technique to complete the Asheville Marathon, or half, pain and injury-free, preparing you for this particular elite course where civilized meets primitive. Learn more.


Training Program for beginner and experienced triathletes, offering expert advice and coaching for improved performance in swim, bike,and run events as well as with transitions through clinics and group training sessions, in preparation for the Asheville Triathlon. Learn more.


iDaph teamed up with the Lelia Patterson Fitness Center to offer a group training program in the Asheville/Hendersonville area with more in-person coaching and a structured triathlon training. This program is recommended for the beginner to advanced Triathlete wishing to participate in all distance multi-sport races. Learn more.


Meet Coaching Partners:

Thomas Cason USATF Level II Distance Coach

Thomas Cason, “Trail Boss”, is a USATF Level II Distance Coach who graduated from Furman University with a BA in Health & Exercise Science followed by an MA in Education with an Emphasis in HES. Cason has lots of athletic experience with over 100 road/trail races wins in running career, and 15 years coaching experience at college level, with 12 years as head coach in cross country. He proudly coached over 200 college distance runners at Brevard, Davidson, Furman, and Lees-McRae colleges.

In college he was an all-Southern Conference Cross Country, Track, and Academic Team Member, and in Highschool he got all-State 3 times in XC and received 3A State Champion for 3200 Meters and 1600 Meters.

Thomas coaches for the Frostbite Races and the Dig the Du, Asheville’s Dirty Duathlon.


Asheville Triathlon Ryan MadambaCoach Ryan Madamba has a passion and special gift of working with kids, is   a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and has received certification as USA Triathlon (USAT) Youth & Juniors Coach. He is a father of two, who lives in Asheville, North Carolina where he trains and competes in local and regional events. Ryan has consistently placed in the top tier of his age group in Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. In 2010 he was first place in his age group in the TRY Sports Triathlon Series for North Carolina. In 2011 he was in second place overall Masters, and in 2012 he placed 3rd Overall for the series.

Ryan has been swimming competitively since 1978. He was the Oklahoma State High School Swimming Champion in the 100 yard freestyle and runner up in the 50 freestyle. This earned him a scholarship to swim at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. As a collegiate swimmer Ryan was the 1993 National Champion in the 50 yard freestyle and is a 30 time High School and Collegiate All American Swimmer.

Since college Ryan has worked with Outward Bound, Wellspring Camps, and sought certification as a USA Triathlon Coach and Personal Trainer. In the past 15 years he has worked with thousands of individuals in the health and fitness industry to help them find their passion in sport and identify how their personal fitness affects their overall quality of life.

Ryan will coach and train the youth in the kids portions of our races, and triathletes in the Asheville Triathlon and the LPC


Heath Dotson founded HD Coaching with one simple mission: Regardless of background or experience, everyone is an athlete and he will help athletes through clear goals and careful planning to realize their fullest potential and achieve their own High Definition Performance.

Heath lives in Asheville, NC with his wife Jenn and their 6-year old Weimeraner, Blue. Heath raced as a Category 1 cyclist for nearly 12 years. In 1999, he helped found the Cane Creek/Subaru Elite team based out of Asheville, NC. During his tenure as rider, director and manager, this team became one of the top amateur/elite teams in the Southeast and succesfully campaigned internationally as well. Heath also raced for a season in Europe with Cercle Gambetta Orleans cycling, a top amateur team based just outside of Paris.

His cycling career was cut short by a somewhat rare condition that effects cyclists called endofibrosis of the external Illiac artery. Because of the medical communty’s unfamilarity with the diagnosis at the time and the refusal of insurance to cover treatment, Heath took a few years off and focused on other pursuits. Cycling or competition was never far away from his heart or mind.

Heath took up running for aerobic conditioning and eventually, with some encouragement from friends entered a triathlon. From that point on he was hooked. A surgery to attempt to correct the vascular issue was largely successful, and Heath has since gone on to be one of the top Age Group triathletes in the region. In 2010, Heath earned a place on Team USA for the 2011 ITU Long Course Worlds. Heath still occasionally competes regionally as a cyclist and is a rider/mentor for the Industry Nine Grassroots Team based out of Asheville.

Heath was an early adopter of training with power beginning in 1995 with a Computrainer. He owned one of the first Powertaps, then known as eTune, and has been using and analyzing data with  an SRM since 2001. This knowledge and experience is invaluable when it comes to helping you reach your full potential high definition performance.

HD Coaching offers only Full service training. There are no 12-week calendar and a pat on the back plans here. All plans will be administered and monitored through Training Peaks. You get what you pay for, and that is personal service.

  • Unlimited e-mail access
  • Phone consultations on a bi-weekly basis or as initiated by athlete
  • Training plan modifications as needed (life happens)
  • Training Peaks Premium account
  • Power analysis through WKO+ (if applicable)

Contact and mobile: 828.280.3169 to see how he can help you reach your racing dreams.


Special thanks to our “IDAPH PARTNERS & FRIENDS” for their generous support of iDaph Events all year long!

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