COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 24, 2018) - USA Taekwondo can today confirm the appointment of 1988 Olympic medalist Jay Warwick to the position of Secretary General. Warwick will be responsible for international relations strategy and will report to Executive Director Steve McNally.
Mr. Warwick has a lifelong association with the sport of taekwondo and the U.S. Olympic Committee, and has continued coaching athletes while building a successful business career outside of the sport since leaving his role of Director of Sport Partnerships with the U.S. Olympic Committee. Warwick won a bronze medal in the -76kg class taekwondo competition in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, along with being an eight time National Champion, two time Pan Am Games gold medalist and a World Championship bronze medalist throughout a storied career.
USA Taekwondo is delighted to welcome Mr. Warwick, who is highly respected throughout the sport and the Olympic community, back to an active role in shaping the future of taekwondo in the United States and around the world.
Executive Director Steve McNally said: “We had some fantastic applicants for this position, and it’s not an exaggeration to say we were spoilt for choice. In the end, Jay’s combination of intelligence, integrity, diplomacy, knowledge of and deep love for the sport was a compelling combination. We are very much looking forward to working with him to ensure the U.S. voice is heard around the world as a force for good in our sport.”
Warwick takes up his post with immediate effect, and said: “I am very honored and pleased to have the opportunity to join the USA Taekwondo staff. CEO Steve McNally and the Board of Directors have set a very forward-looking and ambitious direction for the organization and I am excited to support that mission as its Secretary General.”