Position: High Performance Director
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Scott Novack, a Colorado native was born in Boulder and is a 1991 graduate of Fruita Monument High School in Grand Junction. Novack attended the University of Nebraska and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelors of Art degree in International Relations and Russian. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Novack continued his education where he received Masters degree in Sport Management from the U.S. Sports Academy and wrote an MSc. dissertation on British Olympic Development at Brunel University in London, England.
His first start in international sports came at the 1994 Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he worked with Turner Broadcasting Company (TBS) and TNT basketball.
After a short stint at the U.S. Sports Academy working in sport education, in 1999, Novack joined USA Rugby and their game development initiatives as it pertained to coach development, youth/high school development and the U19 National Team. From 2005-2007, Novack served as the Director of High Performance with USA Taekwondo (USAT) where he oversaw and implemented all high performance initiatives. From 2005-2007, Novack served as Team Leader for USA Taekwondo National Teams at nine major international competitions that accounted for 46 medals (15 gold, 10 silver, 21 bronze), which includes three (3) world champions; Steven, Mark & Diana Lopez and a second place overall finish at the 2005 World Championships.
In 2007, Novack joined the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sport Partnership Division, where he was the Manager of High Performance for the sport of Modern Pentathlon. Since 2008, Novack has been the Director of High Performance for USA Bobsled & Skeleton where he is responsible for all high performance initiatives that included planning and integration of national team programming, Olympic & national team logistics, athlete preparation, staffing, sport science/technology, analysis and all camps that led to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
In all, Novack has served as Team Leader or National Team Manager at over twenty-five major international sporting events that include two Olympic Games, a Pan American Games, Summer World University Games, six World Championships that accounted for four World Champions and two Olympic medals.