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John Dussliere Named USA Boxing’s Sport Director
(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.) – USA Boxing has added coaching veteran John Dussliere to the organization’s staff in the newly created position of Sport Director. A former member of USA Swimming’s Olympic staff, Dussliere brings over two decades in elite coaching experience and success to USA Boxing. He will work closely with International Teaching Coach Pedro Roque to develop and execute high performance strategy for USA Boxing’s elite athletes in conjunction with efforts at the grassroots level.
“USA Boxing is moving in a new and positive direction in numerous areas, and adding John to our team is an important component of our new structure. His skills and experience will allow us to develop and implement a successful high performance strategy from the grassroots up through the elite level,” said USA Boxing Executive Director Anthony Bartkowski. “With his strong knowledge in the Olympic movement and elite athlete development, John will bring a unique perspective to the USA Boxing team as we prepare our athletes for international competition.”
Dussliere has coached in the competitive swimming industry for 25 years, guiding athletes at every level of their development. The head coach for the men’s open water team at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Dussliere developed the first US Open Water 10k Olympic marathon swimmer. He has been highly involved in developing coaching education systems for USA Swimming and will utilize his past experience to help create a new program for USA Boxing. One of the numerous initiatives Dussliere will guide, the new structure will assist in managing and educating the organization’s vast networks of coaches.
“USA Boxing has the best athletes, coaches, and support team in the sport of boxing and we are currently working to get everyone on the same path to success. From what I have seen so far, that won’t take long,” Dussliere said. “Sport science and formal coaching education is a clear and critical part of supporting today’s Olympic caliber athlete. This will be our X factor as we regain the podium for Team USA.”
In his new role, Dussliere will interact regularly with USA Boxing’s elite athletes and personal coaches to help provide the necessary tools for their success both domestically and internationally. With the large number of training camps and international events in 2013, Dussliere will introduce new programs and standards for all the athletes and coaches representing Team USA across the globe.
Dussliere attended the 2013 USA Boxing National Championships shortly after stepping into his new role with USA Boxing, and he introduced the new programs and concepts USA Boxing will be implementing for all of its top athletes and events.
A native of East Moline, Ill., Dussliere spent several years in California prior to moving to Colorado six months ago.
USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
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