Zanders will coach US boxers at 2012 Olympics
Joe Zanders, the national coach for USA Boxing, will be the head
coach of the U.S. boxing squad at next summer’s London
USA Boxing’s board of directors praised Zanders’ coaching
philosophy and leadership in announcing the appointment Thursday,
saying he’ll be a ”key element” in returning the Americans to
international prominence. The U.S. has 109 medals in Olympic
boxing, best of any country. But the Americans have won just one
gold medal at the last three games, and managed only one medal, a
bronze, in 2008.
Zanders took over as USA Boxing’s national coach in January. An
amateur coach for more than 30 years, he’s led U.S. teams at the
world championships and Goodwill Games, and was an assistant at the
2004 Olympics in Athens.