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Dwayne Letterman - Head Coach in Cycling at Virginia Intermont College[]

Coach Letterman has been involved in the sport of cycling as a racer, official, and organizer for 20 years. His background is in road and cyclo-cross, but he has focused on cyclo-cross for the past 8 years participating in over 150 cyclo-cross races. He placed 3rd in the first TBRA State Cyclo-cross Championship in 2007, and had top 10 finishes in the TBRA points Series in 2007 and 2008. He also had top 10 finishes in the local Mud, Sweat, and Gears Cyclo-cross series in 2007 and 2008. In 2006 he participated in Cyclo-cross Nationals in Providence, RI,and won Knoxicross a few weeks after nationals in 2007. In preparation for the 2012 Elite Masters World Championship in Louisville, KY, coach Letterman has raced 17 races this season, winning the Knoxvelo Cyclocross race in the masters category.

As a USAC official he has refereed hundreds of races and has served as chief referee on more than 20 occasions, and is a USAC certified coach. As an event organizer, he has organized many road and cross events, and is the organizer of Tennessee's largest cyclo-cross series, Mud, Sweat, and Gears. He is also the organizer of the only international race in Tennessee, the Kingsport Cyclo-cross Cup. As a long time board member of the Tri Cities Road Club he has helped guide the growth of bicycle racing in upper east Tennessee. TCRC is one of the oldest cycling clubs in the country and has been organizing the Roan Groan Road Race for 28 years. In 2010, Letterman helped organize TCRC's Junior Cyclo-cross Team.

"I'm very exited to bring cycling to VI. This a great opportunity to showcase VI to the region, and enrich the already diverse sports program here on the VI campus. Cycling is one of he most demanding sports in the world, but is also one of the most rewarding"