Isaac Coley

I’m Isaac Coley, Operations Coordinator for Mindshift Motorcycle Training. Though born in West Virginia, I had the opportunity to grow up in wonderful places all across the country. For the last 8 years, I’ve made Virginia my home.

In 2005, my appreciation for motorcycles began with a small Ninja 250. It was love at first ride! Over the years, I’ve owned a 2003 Yamaha YZF R1, a 2007 Honda CBR1000RR, a 2018 Honda CBR600, and two 2017 Yamaha R6s (one of which I still ride and track). In 2011, I enrolled in the Basic Riders Course followed by the Advanced Riders Course, and a deep passion for motorcycle training began. I became determined to become a highly-skilled rider on both the road and the racetrack.

I am honored to have received training from several accomplished, professional riders including Nate Kern (BMW Motorrad brand Ambassador, Kern Track Days), as well as Aaron Stevenson (Cornerspeed/Cornerspin), Danny Walker (American Supercamp), as well as through trainers at renowned facilities like Yamaha Camp U, Lee Parks Cornering School, and many others.

Since 2014, I’ve been a circuit course rider. Virginia International Speedway is my home track. For over 10 years, I’ve been coaching and working on motorcycles and had been working as a full-time firefighter. It was a racing injury that changed my career and led me to begin coaching. In 2021, I was injured in a 95-mph high side accident at Jennings GP, resulting in a broken spine and several broken ribs. After a long recovery, I began coaching the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Riders Course here at MMT; and while the responsibilities with my current role as Operations Coordinator means that I’m coaching less, my greatest passion continues to be coaching – helping others to become skilled riders and make the most of their own motorcycle journeys.