Coach Juliet HOCHMAN

IG @juliethochman

USAT LEVEL 1 Triathlon Coach


Juliet grew up in New England, playing lots of different sports, finally settling on field hockey, basketball and rowing in high school. Spending more time in the boathouse than in class in college, Juliet learned a tremendous amount about teamwork and leadership and was a keen observer of her coaches’ approach to building a nationally ranked rowing powerhouse. After college Juliet started a nonprofit that recruited college athletes to coach in South Africa’s black townships; ran teaching programs across southern Africa; went to business school; married; worked with refugees on the North Korean-Chinese border; raised two sons and two dogs; enjoyed stints at Nike, Mercy Corps and Friends of the Children; moved her family 5 times across 24 times zones to support her husband’s career; served on school and non-profit boards; coached four different youth sports; learned Dutch; started a blog, a travel service and a consulting practice; and announced the Opening Ceremonies for the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

In 2014, Juliet returned to competitive sports, first as a tennis player and then as a triathlete. She quickly remembered how much she loved racing and competing, both as an athlete and as a mentor and coach. After three years of racing triathlon at the local, national and international level, Juliet started Steelhead Select, a high performance women’s triathlon team, in partnership with Shawn Bostad. Excited to take it one step further, Juliet received her USAT Level 1 Coaching Certification in 2018.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Steelhead coaching team. I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience as a lifelong athlete at multiple levels to help newcomers to triathlon fall in love with the sport. I understand the importance of balancing life, family and training and one of my value added offerings as a coach is helping athletes figure out how to fit workouts into their busy schedules. I believe anyone can find success in triathlon and am looking forward to helping people achieve their goals.”


  • B.A., Harvard University, 1989

  • M.B.A., Stanford University, 1995

  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach, 2018

  • CPR Certified


Athletic Experience:

  • Harvard Women’s Rowing, 1985-1989

    • Captain, Recipient of Harvard Athlete of the Year.

  • 1987 U.S. National Rowing Team

  • 1988 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team

  • City League tennis player, 2014-2016

  • 2016 USAT Duathlon National Championships (Sprint), 3rd

  • 2016 USAT Triathlon National Championships (Sprint), 4th

  • 2017 USAT National Champion, Sprint Duathlon

  • 2017 ITU World Champion, Sprint Duathlon

  • 2017 ITU World Championships (Standard Duathlon), 3rd

  • 2017 ITU World Championship (Sprint Triathlon), 3rd

  • 2017 USAT Masters Duathlon Athlete of the Year

  • 2018 Women for Tri Ambassador

  • 2018 Age Group Champion, Victoria 70.3 & Whistler 70.3

  • Inductee, Harvard Hall of Fame

Professional Experience:

  • Co-founder of Steelhead Select, a high performance women’s triathlon team

  • Long term mentor for women across multiple continents and careers

  • Triathlon coach