After leaving the rowing association KNRB, former national coach Josie Verdonshot will return to work in the United States. He will join US Roing as Chief Performance Officer. In that role, Verdonshot is responsible for the overall best sports program of the American sailors.
The 65-year-old Verdonshot was in charge of the women’s division for many years until she was sidelined last summer. Pushed. One reason for this was a disagreement with technical director Hazel Ewards over a new great game structure. Since then he has received offers from various countries.
Under the leadership of Verdonshot, the Netherlands won a total of 80 medals at the Olympic Games, World Cups and the European Championships. He was unable to help the cum athletes due to a corona infection at the last Olympics in Tokyo.
Verdonshot is now going to work in the United States. The country has not won a single medal at the Olympics in Tokyo, but has set ambitious plans for the coming years. The 2028 Games will be held in Los Angeles. In the role of Chief High Performance Officer, Verdonshot takes on new coaches, among others.
Most of the American rovers train in Princeton, New Jersey. Verdonshot will currently travel there for a long time and then settle permanently in the United States. British Steve Redgrave was previously in the picture for the post of Chief Executive Officer, five gold medals were always seen as a successful boat, but in the end the Americans went to Verdonshot.
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