HSP Core Staff
Todd Herriott, CSCS
Todd is founder/co-owner of Herriott Sports Performance, where he specializes in coaching and strength and conditioning for endurance athletes. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has over 15 years of coaching and teaching experience.
Todd's many years in the pro peloton, along with his experience as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at some of New York City's top health clubs, have allowed him to develop a vast knowledge base about "what works" when it comes to motivating and training an athlete.
Determination, and a long-term dedication to cycling paid off for Todd in 2002; he was featured as the 2002 Velonews Amateur of the Year, and later became the first American to win the Univest Grand Prix and the Vuelta Cuba (at age 32!). Throughout Todd's career he was fortunate to ride on some of the major U.S. domestic teams, including Health Net (2002-2003) and three seasons with Colavita/Sutter home (2003-2006).
Innovative training methods have always been important to Todd. In the 80s, he was an early adopter of training with a heart rate monitor and he has been an enthusiastic devotee of training with watts via a power meter for a number of years. Todd was also one of the first in North America to study blood lactate analysis (he's been a certified FAcT tester since 1999) to better understand athletes' current physiological state. Todd was an early adopter of training with the SpiroTiger respiratory training system, as well, and he now incorporates this device into his athletes' training.
Todd's training philosophy, which he's developed after years of close relationships with other coaches, his own coaching experience, other racers, and his own racing, is simple: "My goal is to treat athletes as individuals with unlimited potential and help them to define and execute their goals though a process that is not only specific to their sport, but that also addresses the mental and emotional side of sport that can so often hinder an athlete's performance."
David began his cycling career as a BMX champion at ten years of age. But BMX played second fiddle to his first love, baseball. David turned-down a minor-league contract out of high school and went to college. That’s when he jumped on a mountain bike and cycling became his new found passion.
Since then, he has excelled in the professional ranks of mountain biking and road racing. David rode as a professional for Team Yeti off-road. The switch to road brought David to the Subway Professional Cycling Team (two seasons) under the tutelage of Rene Wenzel. Team Monex was David’s next stop, where Director Roberto Gaggioli shared his wealth of knowledge of winning with David. Then David traveled to the Canadian Italpasta squad for two seasons. His experience on the pro circuit has brought him all over North and Central America and the Caribbean. David has been on the podium in UCI and NRC races (including that top step).
David’s reputation as a great bike handler also netted him an invite to the Red Bull Road Rampage. Only 19 of the best cycling bike handlers were invited. He represented the “roadies” well with a stellar performance on his stock bike. And he was the only competitor who didn’t wear body armor. When asked why he didn’t wear all the protective gear, he simply responded, ”Body armor’s slow, a skin suit is fast.”
As a four-time team captain, David is a natural leader, teacher, and coach. He has not only won national championships (NORBA Hill-Climb, Mammoth and AMBC Cross-Country), he has coached national champions. David is now committed to building champions.
Thomas Broderick, Master Mechanic
Thomas Broderick has spent most of his life racing bikes and working on them. With 16 years of mechanic experience, and a long list of racing accomplishments during his 17-year racing career -- including Washington state time trial championships and semi-professional racing for the Diamond Back mountain bike team -- Thomas is passionate about precision maintenance in the shop and high performance in the saddle.
Thomas overhauled his first hub at age 11 and built his first wheel at 15. He's now a certified master wheel builder, with experience managing numerous bike shops in Seattle and Michigan.