Brian Sheedy | Volunteer Assistant Coach
Office Phone: (828) 260-6218
Coach Sheedy remained on the BC cycling staff as a volunteer assistant after handing the role of head coach to Brad Perley in order to pursue opportunities in the cycling industry.
As BC's head coach from 2011-2014, Sheedy led the Tornados cycling program to a total of five national championships between both Mountain Biking and Cyclo-cross disciplines.
Sheedy has been involved in professional cycling since 1999 and collegiate cycling since 2006 and has coached over thirty individual National Champions and seven National Championship teams. He also helped promote and organize the Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships and designed and built the National Championship courses held on the Lees-McRae College campus.
Sheedy served as the Cycling coach at Lees-McRae College from 2006-2009 and serves as the owner/coach of Sheedz Cycling Performance. Prior to that, he served in the capacities of Management, Director Sportif, Rider, and Captain of the Priority Health Professional Cycling Team from 2006-2007. He also founded Advantage Benefits Group Cycling in 2004, serving as the Co-Captain of the Advantage Benefits/Endeavour Pro Cycling Team in 2005.
In addition to his coaching experience, Sheedy also has experience in various volunteer and charity events, including helping raise money to buy and build bikes for needy children around Christmas, as well as visiting schools and speaking to children about the importance of bike and helmet safety.
He also has extensive fundraising experience, having helped promote, raise funds, or organize the Rockford Criterium, the Tour de Leelanau, the Lance Armstrong Foundation/5 Mile Hill Climb, Running for Muscular Dystrophy, and several Cyclo-Cross races.
Sheedy currently possesses over 70 Pro/Category 1 victories covering a span of 10 years where he rode for Lees-McRae College, Hampton Trails Cycling, Priority Health Professional Cycling, Advantage Benefit/Endeavour Professional Cycling, Seasilver Professional Cycling, West Virginia/GoMart Professional Cycling, Navigators Professional Cycling, the ABC Tonnisteiner Elite Belgian Cycling team and the GS Bauwkamp Cycling Elite team.