Eddie Liddie Named Finalist For USOC Paralympic Coach of the Year

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Eddie Liddie with USA Judo Paralympian Ron Hawthorne

USA Judo’s Director of High Performance Eddie Liddie (left)
with US Judo Paralympian Ron Hawthorne

March 27, 2013 (Ernest Pund, USA Judo) – USA Judo is proud to announce that Eddie Liddie, the organization’s Director of High Performance, has been named a finalist for Paralympic Coach of the Year by the US Olympic Committee.

The great news was delivered to Liddie during USA Judo’s National Scholastic Championships held this weekend in Miami-Doral, FL. “Ed is an excellent selection,” said USA Judo CEO Jose H. Rodriguez. “He has taken us so far, as a talented coach and leader in the sport.”

“Eddie is a great coach in judo, and in life,” said 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist Myles Porter. “He has taught me and my teammates lessons we will take with us forever.”

This was a banner year for the U.S. Judo Team at the Paralympic Games in London, where Team USA took a silver and a bronze medal. Three of the five members of the U.S. Paralympic Judo Team, including the two medal winners, train at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, under Liddie, who is himself an Olympic Bronze Medalist.

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