Gale Bernhardt was the 2004 USA Triathlon Olympic Coach for both the men's and women's teams. She was also the 2003 Pan American Games coach for USA Triathlon's men's and women's teams. She has a BS degree from Colorado State University, is certified as an Elite Coach by USA Cycling and USA Triathlon. She has served as the Chairperson for the National Coaching Committee for USA Triathlon since 2002 and is one of only a few, select USAT World Cup coaches. Gale uses her education and experience to help endurance athletes meet their race-related goals. Athletes utilizing her personal guidance include Olympic and professional cyclists; top national-level masters road racers, ultraendurance cyclists, runners and multisport racers. Her athletes have placed at Olympic Trials and National Championships. She has coached multisport athletes to podium finishes at world championship events and others have gone to the Hawaiian Ironman.