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Sonni Dyer

Coach Sonni Dyer built the Queens University of Charlotte varsity women’s triathlon team and has led the Royals to FIVE consecutive NCAA Emerging Sport Division II National Championships. In 2019 QU men earned their first USAT Collegiate Club National Title. The Queens mixed-team-relay ("MTR") squad are the 2x defending National Champs. And the program earned the most coveted trophy in all of collegiate triathlon by earning the USAT Overall-Men's/Women's Combined National Championship title in 2019 as well. Queens remains the only program in collegiate triathlon history to win both NCAA-Emerging Varsity and Collegiate Club National titles. The QU Tri program is also on-track to become the first NCAA varsity program to produce an Olympic triathlete (Tereza Zimovjanova, CZ for Tokyo-2021-TBD). Dyer joined Queens University in 2014 with over 23 years of athlete-development experience. Serving for 19 years (2000-2019) as the as Head Coach for Studio7Multisport, Dyer helped equip athletes with the necessary tools to perform and has developed over 39 athletes who've won state, National, and world titles in long-course/short-course triathlon, Xterra, cross-country, track-&-field, and all cycling disciplines as well. During that time, Dyer spent three years as USA Triathlon's Mid-Atlantic Regional Athlete Development Coordinator. In that tenure, Mid-Atlantic's Steven Duplinsky won the ITU Junior Elite World Champion title. In addition to holding a USA Triathlon Level-2 Coaching Certificate, Dyer was an AAFA certified trainer in exercise science and physiology for 11 years and has been a endurance sports nutrition consultant for 14 years. He was a USA Swim Master's swim coach from 1998-2001 and a 5-year USA Cycling Level-1 Coach. Dyer produced two World Champions for Duathlon-short-course/Long-course & XTerra in addition to 21 national champions during his coaching tenure. He has also guided numerous All-Americans and professional athletes to success at the highest levels. In 2016, he coached the USAC Jr National road-race and time-trial champion who went on to place 5th at the Jr-Elite UCI World time-trial championships. Personally, he is a former International Triathlon Union (ITU) Draft-Legal professional triathlete who competed in the 2000-2004 "Road-2-Athens" series of Olympic selection races. Before multisport, he was a professional cyclist in Europe & U.S. ('91-'93), a former D1 cross-country and track athlete who graduated from Appalachian State University, and high-school state cross-country (team) champion at Pine Forest HS in Fayetteville, NC. Married to Sandy Dyer, they have 2 sons, Gideon and Jeremiah; both who serve in the US military.