Macomber To Lead USSA Education

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USSA
2014-04-30 13:47
 

PARK CITY, UT (April 30) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named George ‘Jory’ Macomber Head of School for the USSA TEAM Academy and Vice President, Athlete Career and Education. Macomber joins the USSA with extensive experience at Burke Mountain Academy and a 25-year career at New Hampshire’s Holderness School. He will lead the USSA TEAM Academy’s further evolution as the leading academic solution for young athletes competing at the world class level while still in high school, while also working with staff to create other opportunities for athletes pursuing educational and professional goals. USSA TEAM Academy was founded in 2012 and successfully pioneered by Head of School Dan Kemp.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named George ‘Jory’ Macomber Head of School for the USSA TEAM Academy and Vice President, Athlete Career and Education.
  • Macomber joins the USSA with extensive experience at Burke Mountain Academy and a 25-year career at Holderness School. He is also a graduate of Dartmouth College with advanced education degrees from Columbia and Brown Universities.
  • Macomber will lead the USSA TEAM Academy’s further evolution as the leading academic solution for young athletes competing at the world class level while still in high school, while also working with staff to create other opportunities for athletes pursuing educational and professional goals.
  • USSA TEAM Academy was founded in 2012 as a means of enhancing athletics through education. It was successfully pioneered by Head of School Dan Kemp, who will be leaving to pursue other projects.
  • Macomber served on the Burke Mountain Academy Board of Trustees 1985-2000 and 2003-2008 and most recently served as Associate Head of School at Holderness School.
  • Macomber has been instrumental in not only building Holderness School's world class competitive skiing program, but also in expanding the school's rigorous college preparatory curriculum. He brings twenty years experience in developing programs that grow top level athletes in both training and educational environments.

QUOTES
Tiger Shaw, President and CEO
Jory Macomber brings to the USSA a tremendous background in academics and athletics that will help him take our budding model to new levels. Our elite athletes today have extraordinary opportunities coupled with extraordinary challenges. Olympic success can mean financial success, but preparing to get to the Olympics can include nearly impossible time and academic management challenges. Meeting these challenges successfully as an organization will keep the USSA and its programs Best in the World.

Dan Kemp’s vision and dedication has propelled the USSA TEAM Academy into a leading model that will be emulated and replicated by other sports in the Olympic family. While Dan is leaving to pursue new projects, we commend his vision and drive that got the Academy to where it is today.

Luke Bodensteiner, Executive Vice President, Athletics
With the addition of Jory Macomber at a senior level we are investing in the futures of our athletes. Education and career planning has become a vital part of our athletic success. The pioneering work Dan Kemp has done in the Academy, together with the career counseling and planning Lauren Loberg continues to do with our elite athletes, is helping them become even better athletes and far better prepared for life after the team. I’m grateful for Dan’s support as we’ve pioneered this very successful new concept that has enabled many young athletes to pursue their dreams, which have already included the Olympics.

George Macomber, Head of School and Vice President, Athlete Career and Education
I totally believe in the USSA's vision that strong athlete education, career development and life skills enhance an athlete's competitive performance.' I look forward to working with many people to further design, create and fulfill this vision.

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