Meet Coach Duston


Coach Duston Morris at Victory's Edge Multisport Coaching

Coach Duston Morris

PhD in Health Science, MS & CTRS in Therapeutic Recreation, BA in Psychology, ACE-CPT, Assistant Professor at Department of Health Sciences, University of Central Arkansas

Coach "D" is a long-time trainer and multisport coach.  He has an extensive background in health and fitness education which he applies to training of adult and youth multisport athletes.  His focus is on the appropriate development of physiological progression and specialized training required to help athletes grow and excel in multisport. Through various levels of on-line and in-person training, Coach D offers unique programs that are customized to address the individual needs of each athlete. He utilizes his personal experiences (Boston Marathoner, Ironman Finisher, Age Group Nationals, US Half Nationals) as an endurance athlete to inspire and motivate athletes regarding the comprehensive benefit of participating in the multisport lifestyle. Coach D has proven success with adult and youth athletes. Some of his top achievements have been helping adult athletes qualify for Age Group Nationals, 70.3 World Championships, and Team USA, while he is nationally recognized for developing and implementing successful youth camps and clinics. Coach D has a successful track record as both a coach and an athlete.

Career

  • Assistant Coach/Victory’s Edge Training Systems
  • Senior VP & Clinic Director/Alive With Mission Me!
  • Assistant Professor Health Sciences/University of Central Arkansas
  • Head Trainer & Assistant Director/Spring River Wellness Center
  • Personal Trainer/Columbia, MO
  • Personal Trainer/Kansas City, MO
  • Research Associate Preventive Medicine/University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Personal Trainer/University of Arkansas
  • Wellness Instructor/North West Arkansas Community College
  • Wellness Coordinator/Longwood University

Athletic Accomplishments

  • May 2011: Pittsburg 5K – 2nd Overall
  • July 2010: Summer Roundup Triathlon – 2nd Place Age Group
  • June 2008-2010: Runner’s Edge Pacer Team
  • July 2008: Red Oak 5K – 2nd Place Overall
  • October 2007: Columbia Half-Marathon – Top 20 Finish (1st Place Age Group)
  • July 2007: Midwest Mayhem Triathlon – Top 20 Finish (1st Place Age Group)
  • November 2006: McHaffie Half-Marathon – 2nd Place Overall
  • July 2006: USAT Age Group Nationals Triathlon
  • April 2006: Raintree Half-Marathon – Top 20 Finish
  • October 2005: KC Zoo Run 10K – 3rd Overall
  • August 2005: USAT Age Group Nationals Triathlon
  • April 2005: Boston Marathon
  • September 2004: US Half Nationals Triathlon – Top 10 Finish in Age Group
  • August 2004: Midwest Meltdown Half Ironman – 10th Overall
  • April 2004: OK City Marathon – 3rd Place Age Group (Top 20 Finish)
  • March 2004: Hogeye Marathon – 1st Place Age Group (3rd Overall)
  • March 2004: Little Rock Marathon – 1st Place Age Group (6th Overall)
  • February 2004: Sarcoxie to Carthage 25K – 1st Place Age Group (4th Overall)
  • November 2003: Race Across Kansas Half-Marathon – 1st Place Age Group (2nd Overall)
  • August 2003: Summer Sizzler Triathlon – 3rd Place Age Group (8th Overall)
  • June 2003: Topeka Tinman Triathlon – 6th Place Age Group
  • April 2003: Boston Marathon
  • December 2002: Dallas Marathon – 11th Place Age Group (Top 100 finishers)
  • November 2002: Race Across Kansas Half-Marathon – 1st Place Age Group (5th Overall)
  • April 2002: Oklahoma City Marathon – 2nd Place Clydesdale Division

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Health Education
  • American Council on Exercise
  • American Red Cross
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education
  • National Council for Therapeutic Recreation