Olympic bronze medallist Matt Antoine US Skeleton Head Coach of Performance, Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis

Lake Placid (RWH) Former Skeleton athlete Matt Antoine (USA), 2014 Olympic bronze medallist, is the new Skeleton Head Coach of Performance, as the neational federation USA Bobsled/Skeleton (USABS) announced.

During his career as an athlete, Antoine was Team USA’s top-ranked men’s skeleton racer, finishing third at the 2014 Olympics and 11th in 2018. His 2014 medal was the first for a U.S. men’s skeleton athlete in 12 years. Antoine was also named to seven World Championship teams, and won nine World Cup medals.

After retiring as athlete in 2018, Antoine spent two seasons working with athletes at various levels in their careers as a development coach but took a step back in 2020  to focus on building a career closer to home.

“After nearly 20 years in the sport as an athlete and coach, the time away gave me my first opportunity to really reflect on my own experiences,” Antoine said. “I was able to see from a new perspective the things I love most about skeleton. I also had the chance to give more attention to areas of my life that were on hold for so long.“ The 37-year-old married in autumn 2020, and a few weeks ago, Antoine and his wife Sheila welcomed their first child, son Navid.

Matt Antoine appointed USA Skeleton Head Coach of Performance (teamusa.org)

Photo: IBSF / Charlie Booker
Matt Antoine USA CB

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