Erin Horil is a “Double Duke” from James Madison University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Erin helped conduct research done in the Human Performance Lab and her thesis work investigated the effects of sleep restriction and caffeine on recovery from heavy exercise and performance. While at JMU, Erin was deeply involved with the Triathlon Club, serving as race Director, president, mentor, and eventually assistant coach.
Since moving to Richmond in 2017 to begin working as a coach at Endorphin, Erin has gained valuable experience in coaching athletes of all ages and backgrounds. From first time triathletes to Boston Qualifiers to endurance Mountain Bike events such as the SM100 and Cape Epic and everything in between, Erin has helped many athletes reach their goals. More recently, she has taken the role of Head Coach over the Adult Training Program in Richmond and continues to coach athletes on an individual basis, too. She achieved her USAT Level II Coaching Certification at the end of 2020, and is constantly looking for ways to grow as a coach.
Although Erin loves any endurance racing involving swim, bike and run individually, Erin has found her niche in racing triathlons, with competitive results in races ranging from Draft-legal Sprints to Half-Ironman distances. Outside of triathlon, Erin has a love for (and is humbled by) many physical activities such as Spike Ball, Volleyball, and Rock Climbing and loves to cook!