Coach John “Walshe” Walsh
John started coaching in the late 80’s at the 7-11 Olympic Velodrome. In 2003 he began coaching at the newly opened VELO-Sport Center where he continues to coach and certify athletes today. John is the only San Diego coach who can certify a rider at both the SDVA and the VELO-Sport Center in Carson.
John is an experienced motor-pace driver who has driven at Junior and Elite World Championships at the VELO-Sport Center for the Keirin race, as well as numerous World Cup events. John is an accomplished National Champion on both the Road and Track and has extensive riding experience.
John has a strong nurturing style of coaching with special emphasis for safety. He tends to be hands-on and spends a great deal of time developing an athletes handling skills and helps them develop a deep understanding of race tactics. John is also well connected within the sport and often serves as an ambassador as well as helping other make connections.