The United States Fencing Association is pleased to announce that Jim Page has joined the organization as its Director of High Performance. Jim has had an illustrious career in the world of Olympic Sports, most recently serving as Managing Director of Sport Performance for the United States Olympic Committee. Jim has also worked as a high performance consultant for several other National Olympic Committees, specializing in the design of sport performance plans.
Prior to his administrative career, Jim was an Olympic Athlete and then an Olympic Coach in the sport of skiing. As the head coach of skiing at Dartmouth College, he led his team to the NCAA Championship. These experiences will be of tremendous benefit in his interaction with the coaches and athletes in the fencing world.
During his career at the United States Olympic Committee, Jim was responsible for developing both the athlete support program and the specific program that was instrumental in moving the USA from its previous high of 13 medals to 34 medals at the Salt Lake Olympic Games in 2002.
As Director of High Performance for the United States Fencing Association, Jim will have direct interaction both with coaches and our International Performance Steering Committee. Additionally, Jim will be taking on the task of refining the existing US Fencing High Performance Plan for Beijing 2008 and beyond.
Reporting to Jim will be Andrea Lagan and Corinne Greenman.