Guided by experience

Coaches & Team Management

Skilled and dedicated coaches are the most important aspect of youth team.  A Catawba Ridge Rider Coach puts the safety and overall well-being of their student-athletes as the first priority.  Coaches are role models and teachers who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively work to hone their leadership skills.

To be a NICA coach, all volunteers need to pass a personal background check and a series of training requirements.  All Catawba Ridge Riders Coaches are NICA qualified or in the process of becoming NICA qualified.

“When the student is ready, a teacher will appear.” – Unknown

John Cardozo

Team Director, Head Coach, Founder

Lee isenbarg

Assistant Coach, Race Day Manager

Randy Minnich

Assistant Coach, Recruitment

Brian Helfrick

Assistant Coach, Red Group Leader