In 2007, Coach Alexander participated in his first triathlon season with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training; raising money to fight cancer and learning an awesome sport. After that first season of racing, Alexander’s attitude toward to all aspects of life became a positive “can-do” outlook and continued to challenge himself with more difficult triathlons, longer distances, as well as marathons and cycling races. In September 2009, Alexander signed up for his first Ironman in Madison, Wisconsin.
It was during one of many Ironman training rides, when a fellow triathlete asked Alexander, "Don't you just wish you could just do this for a living?". That question gave light to a world of ideas and inspiration. Upon successful completion of the Ironman race, Alexander began pursuing his USAT Triathlon Coach Certification, passing his exams with extremely high scores in March of 2011.
The summer of 2011 brought on Alexander’s first coaching opportunity with the MJETs. These young athletes all under 15 competed in several races over the summer learning their swim, bike, and run fundamental skills through weekly training around the Twin Cities. October 2011 brought on the opportunity for Alexander to coach at the organization that introduced him to the sport of Triathlon: Team In Training. Alexander was awarded the coaching position, coaching over sixty athletes of all skill levels to compete in Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons.
In that same time frame, Coach Alexander also began privately coaching athletes from all over the country with a variety of skill levels. As of the end of 2015, Alexander has coached his athletes to a total of nineteen 140.6 finishes along with countless 70.3, olympic, and sprint triathlons; marathons; and duathlons. Coach Alexander enjoys coaching and takes as much pride in the athletes who finish moments before the time cut-offs as well as those who wind up with podium finishes, and hopes to instill a sense of teamwork and accomplishment in every athlete
In addition to coaching, Alexander continues to compete in all distances of triathlons as well as the 13.1 distance running events. He lives with his partner of 6 years and two dogs in Detroit and also works in urban real estate development.