Jimmy Pedro Named USA-Judo World Team Coach


(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Judo is pleased to announce that two-time Olympic medalist Jimmy Pedro (Methuen, Mass.) will be the head coach of the 32-athlete team that will compete at the Senior World Championships, Sept. 9-13 in Tokyo, Japan.

Jimmy_pedro“I am honored to be chosen as the USA Judo World Team Coach again,” said Pedro who led his first Senior World Team in 2009.  “Five years ago, the Director of Athlete Performance, Ed Liddie, and I created the U23 Program to help groom the next generation of USA Judo champions.  Now, five years later, a majority of those young athletes are preparing to qualify for this year’s World Team, so I have a very good working relationship with all of them.”

Pedro most recently served as the head coach of the U.S. team that won 11 medals at the Pan American Championships in El Salvador earlier this month where he was joined by team manager Chris Skelley (Paterson, N.J.) Skelley will return to this role at the Senior World Championships as well… more>

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