Faculty

Chris Snyder
USOC, Director of Coaching and Coach Education
ICECP, Academic-Director, USOC


Chris Snyder is the director of coaching and coach education for the United States Olympic Committee. In his current role, Mr. Snyder and the coaching department support the USOC by working in coach education, coaching development and coach recognition for all Olympic and Pan-American Sports, as well as, working as an advisor for US Paralympic sport on coaching. The coaching department has created various resources that aid the National Governing Bodies of sport from a mobile application system for sharing coaching resources, to a formal long term athlete development system called the American Development Model (ADM). The coaching department also operates several high performance coaching programs to grow the level of quality coaching by national team level coaches that lead Team USA into the Olympic, Paralympic and Pan-American Games. Mr. Snyder also represents the USOC in a leadership role with project play 2020, where the USOC is helping to impact the U.S. through youth coaching and ADM programming that can grow great coaching in America. Previously, Mr. Snyder served as the manager of coaching education and training for U.S. Lacrosse in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also coached competitive sports for over 17 years at the collegiate, high school and competitive club levels.