Jada Butler

Jada Butler

Triathlon Coach
Run Club Manager

Jada is a USAT level 1 triathlon coach and NASM certified personal trainer (pending).  Jada has been involved in the sport of triathlon for 12 years, and serves as ET’s Run Club Manager and youth race coordinator.  She also works professionally as a Psychiatric Physician Assistant and holds a master’s degree as a Licensed Professional Therapist.  She is a busy mom and successful athlete and understands the balance of working full time and juggling the demands of work and home life while fulfilling athletic dreams and ambitions.  In her opinion, her athletic life serves to improve her professional life and the lessons learned on the race course extend and enhance her professional and personal life as well.  With a ready smile, fun loving nature and always eager to lend an ear, Jada is always excited to share her passion for triathlon with others.  Her unique background and experience have led her to explore how mental and physical strength training can be used to get the most out of every training and racing experience. 

Jada is a lifelong athlete and accomplished triathlete herself.  She completed the first of 12 marathons after the birth of her fourth child in 2003.  This refueled her passion for running and expanded it when she started triathlons a few years later when inspired by other athlete friends.  She now has completed dozens of triathlons of all distances over the past 12 years.  In 2011 she qualified for the Boston marathon for the first time.  Later that same year she completed the first of her three Ironman distance triathlons.  Over the years of participating in the sport of triathlon, she became more involved with leadership roles and has severed as a bike leader and team leader for the youth division of the ET Batavia Triathlon for the past several years.   

Growing up with a father as a coach, she was involved with sports at an early age and began running in high school.  While in college she received both academic and athletic scholarships and was a member of the Mercer University cross country team in Macon, Georgia.  She has been running ever since.  Combining her training in the mental health field along with her passion for sports and athletics allows her to provide a unique combination of talents and insight into her coaching.   Her passion is the integration of the mind and the body in life and in the sport of triathlon and she is looking forward to developing the mental and physical aspect of training and racing to fuel athlete’s success.