Owner & Coach
Johnny is an experienced triathlete, runner, coach, bike fitter AND a retired Msgt from the Texas Air National Guard. He is a USAT Certified triathlon coach and has competed in triathlons for more than 10 years. He began his career as a participant at his local YMCA. After completing several sprint distances Johnny knew he wanted to help others as well as his community. He was instrumental in growing the triathlon training program at the local YMCA in Pearland, TX. Johnny was a part owner and lead long course coach from 2007-2012 at the USAT performance center in Houston, TX where he designed and implemented successful training plans with his hands on experience. He regularly conducts triathlon clinics and workshops at his training studio–“Johnny Z’s Powerhouse Racing” in Friendswood, TX. He enjoys introducing beginners to the sport and developing the more advanced athletes helping them achieve their triathlon goals.
Johnny has been working with athletes since 2002. Some of his many accomplishments include: completing 3 Ironman distance triathlons, his best being a 10:07:00 in Ironman Florida. His best 70.3 time is 4:38:36. He has completed thousands of bike fits and was one of the first F.I.S.T. bike fitters in the Greater Houston Area. Johnny’s dream has always been to support the community in which he lives. By opening Johnny Z’s Powerhouse Racing, he looks forward to working with the local athletes and to be able to give back to the sport he loves.