Sean Garick


Assistant Coach

Current Location:  Florida

Hometown:  Niceville, Florida

Education:  BS in Aerospace Engineering

A Little About Sean

Sean arrived to Purple Patch following a distinguished career in the US Marine Corps. With a BS in aerospace engineering, Sean completed his career at rank of Lt Colonel and was a F/A-18 pilot, test pilot, and program manager. Hand-picked by Matt Dixon as an assistant coach, Sean has been a long-time endurance and triathlon enthusiast and demonstrates fantastic leadership and education skills for athletes. As a certified IRONMAN U coach and several years of full education directly from Matt Dixon, Sean is a key component of the Purple Patch coaching family. Since joining Purple Patch, Sean has personally overseen several qualifiers to the IRONMAN World Championships and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, had multiple age group winners, and been a key part of the coaching team who has guided over 200 athletes to the Hawaii IRONMAN World Championships and 300 athletes to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.

Athletic Highlights

Triathlon, Obstacle Course Racing, Mud Runs, Trail and Terrain, HIIT

Coaching Experience

  • 2014 - Present:  Purple Patch Fitness Assistant Coach

  • Sean trained under Matt Dixon and became one of the first on board as an assistant Purple Patch coach.

Why Purple Patch Fitness?  

“I sought Matt Dixon and Purple Patch Fitness out because I believed in the methodology then and I still do today. I wouldn't go anywhere else.”


House remodels, training, dark black coffee (like my soul)

Did you know?

Sean is a retired Marine Corps fighter pilot and test pilot.  He has flown over 2,300 hours in 25 different aircraft with over 300 carrier arrested landings.  

Support Crew

Sean has three children.

Kim Kisslo