Howard Siler, Jr.

July 14, 2014, 7:22 p.m. (ET)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Howard B. Siler, Jr., 69, of Clermont, FL. Howard passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by loving family. Howard was the original coach of the Jamaican Bobsled Team, and John Candy played Siler in the Disney movie "Cool Runnings." He was a nine-time member of the USA National Bobsled Team, a three-time Olympian and a Team USA coach. We send our deepest condolences to the Siler family during this difficult time.