USA Boxing Opens Coach Search

Dec. 09, 2008, 4:56 p.m. (ET)

National Team Head Coach
Application Deadline:  January 15, 2009

Position Summary: USA Boxing is looking for a highly motivated, successful coach to lead, oversee, manage and coach our top amateur athletes. The National Coach is responsible for working with the athletes' personal coaches as well as within the USA Boxing High Performance Plan on leading technical and tactical approaches to international amateur boxing.

Professional Qualifications / Characteristics:

  • A Winner: Has had direct experience successfully coaching one or more elite-level boxers and is committed to creating the most successful amateur boxing program in the world
  • A Team Player: Works well with a wide range of people - - USA Boxing management and staff, the USA Boxing High Performance Director, personal coaches, athletes' parents, assistant coaches, USOC personnel, media, the USA Boxing Coaches Task Force, and others.
  • A Motivator: To get the best performance from our athletes, and rally support from all constituents. His athletes will run through walls for him.
  • A Teacher: To improve the skills of boxers he encounters.
  • A Leader by Example: Someone who will radiate the same level of drive, hard work, dedication, and energy as we want from our Olympians.
  • A Coach with Character: Fully embraces and lives our Code of Conduct, and demonstrates in his daily life the values of character, ethics, sportsmanship, pride, patriotism, and social integrity.
  • A Disciplinarian: Someone who can gain the respect and obedience of the U.S. elite athletes.
  • A Boxing Strategist: Can prepare elite athletes for different opponent's styles, strengths, and weaknesses. Can coach and develop athletes to leverage their own strengths.
  • A Sharp Evaluator of Talent: Someone who can see athletes' developmental potential or limitations.
  • An Optimist: A coach who accentuates the positive, builds on successes, and is always looking forward.
  • An Effective Communicator: Who is clear and consistent in his messages to athletes, coaches, parents, and co-workers.
  • A Trusted Confidante: Who our elite boxers can trust for advice and direction.
  • An Innovator: Someone who embraces new training ideas and can make the best out of every situation


  • Design and implement comprehensive, boxing training programs within the High Performance Plan for the nation's top athletes as determined through the USA Boxing National Championships.
  • Work with each athlete's personal coaches in developing comprehensive plans to enhance boxing techniques and tactics to a world class level.
  • Determine short- and long-term training and competition goals for each member of the USA Boxing National Team based on an expectation of international excellence in Olympic style Boxing.
  • Design appropriate training sessions to accomplish short and long term goals as defined by the High Performance Plan.
  • Review video of international opponents and develop specific tactical approaches for each athlete's competitive bouts.
  • Work with the USA Boxing High Performance Director on developing a skills pipeline for implementation throughout the development levels.
  • Serve as head coach during USA Boxing High Performance camps and competition preparation camps; and lead Team USA into major international competitions, including the World Championships and Olympic Games, etc. Work with the High Performance Director and the USA Boxing Coaches Task Force to select team managers and event assistant coaches.
  • Work with the High Performance Director to manage pipeline development of USA Boxing athletes.
  • Work with USA Boxing High Performance Director to develop a comprehensive strategy towards the international scoring system.
  • Develop curriculum for camps and competitions, in cooperation with the USA Boxing High Performance Director.
  • Evaluate coaches and athletes, and how they work together.
  • Work closely with the Chief of Officials to ensure smooth coordination with USA Boxing Officials' membership.
  • Serve as a spokesman for the organization to the media regarding athletes and coaches.
  • Lead assistant coaches assigned to various international competitions.
  • Ultimately be responsible and accountable for teaching and leading our athletes and coaches to be a model program for amateur boxing success on a worldwide basis.

Additional Qualifications:            

  • Position reports to USA Boxing CEO
  • Requires relocation to Colorado Springs
  • Successful track record in training elite amateur boxing athletes
  • Minimum 7 years coaching experience in Boxing
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to relate to and coach a large variety of athletes from differing backgrounds
  • Exceptional understanding of boxing techniques and tactics
  • Understanding of long term athlete development
  • Firm on principal, flexible on methods
  • Work within the USA Boxing High Performance Plan



  • Negotiable based on qualifications

Application Process:

Please submit resume to:
USA Boxing
ATTN: Linda Gleeson
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2009

Start Date:  June 1, 2009