Coach Robert Flanigan

Get to know USAT and USAC Coach, Robert Flanigan, Wattie Ink Team Director and head coach of our "Rock the W" Costa Rica Triathlon camp and our new SwimRun camp.

  Coach Flanigan providing valuable insight to triathletes.

Coach Flanigan providing valuable insight to triathletes.

All About "Coach Flanny"

Robert Flanigan, “Coach Flanny,” is an endurance sport coach based in Richmond, VA. “The east coast epicenter of endurance sport,” as he refers to it. Flanigan got his start in athletics as a high school runner later developing into a collegiate All-Conference XC and Track athlete before finding triathlon post- collegiately.

Coach Flanigan has helped in growing some of the country's best up and coming talent ranging from Age Group National Champions to rising long course professionals throughout the U.S. As a USAT and USAC coach, Flanigan started Black Dragon Racing and Central Virginia Endurance to serve the local and national Endurance Sport communities. Additionally Flanigan is a F.I.S.T. certified bike fitter and technical advisor.

Since 2013 Flanny has also been the Director of Team Wattie Ink , a high octane group of hand-selected individuals made up of some of the best age group and pro triathletes in the United States. These athletes are fierce competitors and the loyalest of friends. The Team’s mission is to train hard, race harder, and represent our amazing group of sponsors. The Team has continued to grow over the years, becoming a fixture at events and seen on podiums all over the world.