Della Irby

Triathlon Coach

Coach Della Irby is a USA triathlon certified coach and US cycling certified coach along with over 25 years of endurance racing and coaching experience, she specializes in periodized training for endurance sports. Her training methodologies make it possible to develop a successful performance training commitment within the day-to-day framework of clients’ busy lives.

Whether you are training for your first triathlon or looking for an Ironman coach, Coach Della understands the details involved in personal triathlon coaching and Ironman training. The training, nutrition, and execution processes used by Coach Della's athletes triathlon have been proven successful for over 10 years and provide a unique chance for triathletes to get the attention to detail rivaled by one of the best triathlon coach. If you take your triathlon racing and training as seriously as we do, then our personalized services will assist you in reaching your athletic triathlon and Ironman potential.

  • Seven time Hawaii Ironman World Championship qualifer and 4 time finisher.
  • 18 time Ironman finisher with two 1st and one 2nd place division finish and multiple top 10 finish.
  • First Place Division World Ranking - WTC 2013 Ironman 70.3
  • 2013 & 2014 Ironman All World Gold Ranking
  • 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Ironman Louisville Division Champion.
  • 3x age division winner at Buffalo Springs 70.3
  • 2013 Florida 70.3 first place age division winner
  • 2x age division winner at New Orleans 70.3
  • 15+ Marathon, 30 plus half marathon and 25 plus half ironman finishes.
  • 2001 First place team division at Race Across American (RAAM).
  • Past Overall winner at Louisville, KY and New Orleans, LA Marathon.
  • Multi-time All American ranking in both Triathlon and Duathlon.
  • Past head coach of Girls on the run program in Louisville, KY.
  • Certified Spin/Cycling Instructor.
  • Certified USA Cycling Coach.
  • USA Triathlon Certified Coach.
  • Coached athletes from beginners to elite; from first time triathlon or marathon finishers to qualifying for Ironman Hawaii.

"You can't finish what you don't start"

Della offers triathlon coaching and personal training. You can contact her for questions or an initial consultation via her website at

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