Articles: Press Release
George Morris and Kim Severson named 2005 USEF Coaches of the Year
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2006
(Gladstone, NJ) - Stand-out coaches George Morris and Kim Severson will
share recognition as United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2005
Coaches of the Year, as part of the Coaching Recognition Program,
developed by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Both will go on
to become candidates for the USOC 2005 Coach of the Year.
Selected for the tremendous strides he made in his first year of leading
U.S. Show Jumping athletes, George Morris has received the 2005 USEF
National Coach of the Year honor. Morris led the U.S. Show Jumping Team
to a 2005 victory in the Samsung Super League, which consists of eight
of the world's most prestigious show jumping competitions in the world
during a year-long series.
Eventing coach Kim Severson has been named the 2005 USEF Developmental
Coach of the Year. Severson was selected for her numerous contributions
to the sport of eventing, including her crucial role as a developing
rider coach. In this role she has worked with staff to expand a new
curriculum to increase the scope of the developing rider program. She
also continues to coach at all levels of the sport, from the grass roots
to High Performance.
The goal of the USOC Coaching Recognition Program is to acknowledge all
coaches for their contributions and to elevate the status of the
For more information, please contact Sarah Lane, via e-mail at
Sarah.Lane@usef.org .USEF press releases
can be found on our website, www.usef.org .