Brian Shimer Bobsled Driving Coach USA Bobsled & Skeleton
AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021
As the Bobsled Driving Coach with USA Bobsled & Skeleton, Brian Shimer is responsible for providing technical coaching bobsled pilots on the track to ensure optimal performance by USA athletes at domestic and international competitions. Brian is also closely involved with the development, and execution of the bobsled technology program. He played football at Morehead State University, where he was a wide receiver and running back and graduated with a degree in industrial technology. After graduation he turned to the bobsled, using his athletic talents as a push athlete before becoming a top driver and competing in five Winter Olympic Games. At the 1993 World Championships, Shimer won the four-man bronze medal. In 1997 he won two more bronze medals at Worlds, in both two-man and four-man. Shimer competed in five Winter Olympics and finally came through for an Olympic medal in 2002, winning another bronze in the four-man at Salt Lake City. He has since become the coach of the US men’s bobsled team. Shimer was chosen to carry the US flag at the Closing Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics.