“Athletes need to enjoy their training. They don't enjoy going down to the track with a coach making them do repetitions until they're exhausted. From enjoyment comes the will to win.”
― Arthur Lydiard
Andy Guptill (director)
Andy Guptill has been teaching and coaching at MSA since 2011. Before joining the MSA faculty, Guptill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where he raced on the school’s powerhouse mountain bike and road cycling teams. During his senior year, Guptill had a breakthrough season during which he finished 5th in a stage of the Tour of Gila and was the top U-23 rider at Redlands Classic. Upon graduation, he signed a professional road contract and began racing full-time in events around the world. During his career, he competed in the world’s premiere UCI stage races, including Tour of California, Tour of Georgia, Tour of Utah, and Tour of Missouri, where he finished 11th place and won the Most-Aggressive-Rider jersey in 2009. In addition, he helped Jamis-Sutter Home win the NRC as a support rider for JJ and Sebastian Haedo. As Director of the MSA cycling program, he applies his years of professional experience to working with beginner to elite-level junior cyclists and enjoys teaching them the skills needed to maximize their potential while keeping the sport fun and a lifelong endeavor.
Justin Bowes (Assistant director)
Bio coming soon
Peter Hufnagel (Program Founder & coach)
Peter Hufnagel is the Dean of Faculty and Director of Special Programs at MSA. He is the founder and director of the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series, Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Program, and NICA Virginia High School Cycling League. Hufnagel earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia. While at UVA, Peter raced for the cycling team, and in 2005 he won both the ACC Cycling Road Race Championship and the ACC Team Time Trial Championship. Since graduating, he has continued to pursue both academics and athletics. He has had essays published in Studies in the Novel, Forum for World Literature, Norton Critical Edition of The Time Machine and,Olympics and Philosophy. In addition, he has lectured on John Milton at Purdue University, Shakespeare at the Jepson School of Leadership, and Dante at University of Virginia. While teaching at the Miller School, he has continued to pursue road cycling, mountain biking, and triathlon at an elite level. In 2007, he raced as a guest rider for the professional cycling team Colavita/ Sutter Home in the NRC stage race, Tour of Virginia. Over the past eight years, Peter has been instrumental in the growth of junior road and mountain biking in Virginia.
Phillip Robb (coach)
Phillip Robb has been coaching and working at MSA since 2011. He is the founder and owner of Velo Stickers & Cutaway USA, a design firm and custom cycling apparel company. Phillip graduated from Lynchburg college where he started the school's club cycling team. He has been involved with junior cycling projects since 2010 when he developed the branding for the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series. Additionally, Phillip is co-owner of Cutaway Bike Camp and a generous supporter of numerous Virginia cycling projects. Before beginning his business ventures, Phillip raced on the NRC circuit as a member of Seigler Imports Elite Cycling Team. He competed in major stage races such as Tour de Toona, Fitchburg, Tour of Virginia, and other NRC calendar races. He is multiple-time Virginia Hill Climb State Champion.