“Better: A Conversation About Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Sporting Excellence” by John Crawley

High-Performance Director of Team Sports for the U.S. Olympic Committee to Speak at FSU

“Better: A Conversation About Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Sporting Excellence” will be the topic of presentations by John Crawley, the high-performance director of team sports with the Sport Performance Division of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Crawley is Frostburg State University’s 2014 Wellner Scholar. The presentations will be Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. in the Hall of Fame room of the Cordts Physical Education Center. The event is free and open to the public.

For more than 14 years, Crawley has worked in a variety of sport performance roles with the U.S. Olympic Team, and has served with the USA delegation at multiple Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Championships and World Cup Events. Most recently, Crawley was a member of the USA delegation at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Crawley was also a member of the USA delegation at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Crawley served on the coaching staff at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and served on USA Triathlon’s elite coaching staff at several International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships and numerous ITU World Cups.

The Wellner Scholar Program was created from an endowment from the FSU Foundation, Inc., to allow the Department of Kinesiology to host a series of lectures by nationally acclaimed scholars. It was named for the late Lillian Wellner, a former FSU registrar and physical education instructor.

For more information about the program, call the Department of Kinesiology at 301-687-7017. For information about supporting the Wellner Scholarship Program or the FSU Foundation, visit foundation.frostburg.edu or call 301-687-4161.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:30am

PE Center Hall of Fame Room

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