Mike Kohn Bobsled Head Coach USA Bobsled & Skeleton
AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021
As the Bobsled Head Coach with USA Bobsled & Skeleton, Mike Kohn is responsible for leading, managing and mentoring the National Team athletes, as well as effectively and proactively communicate with all USABS constituents, including athletes, USABS staff and partners. Kohn is also responsible for recruiting, as well as introducing and integrating new athletes into the USABS program. He is required to provide discipline, motivation and guidance to athletes at all levels from rookies up to and including Olympic medalists. He provides continuous feedback and coaching to pilots and brakemen, ensuring each athlete exceeds his/her goals and expectations for the season. Kohn also must understand team selection criteria, the policies and procedures of the USABS Athlete Handbook, the organization's bylaws, professional code, and maintain a working relationship with the USABS and its constituents. As an athlete, Kohn was the youngest competitor in the 1991 Olympic Trials, and went on to win a bronze medal at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in four-man bobsled.