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3-time Olympian Chris Fogt steps into USA Bobsled’s head coach position

Retired slider from beloved Park City's late Steve Holcomb's Olympic Bobsled team, Chris Fogt, has been named USA Bobsled's head coach

PARK CITY, Utah — Christopher (Chris) Fogt has officially assumed the position of USA Bobsled Head Coach for the USA Bobsled/Skeleton Federation (USABS).

Fogt, a major in the United States Army’s World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), is a three-time Olympian and Olympic silver medalist. His silver medal was achieved at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi as part of the renowned Night Train Team in the four-man event.

Additionally, he competed in the two-man Bobsled event in Sochi, securing tenth place. He also competed in the four-man event at both the 2010 Vancouver Games and the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

“Chris’s structured leadership style and enthusiasm will be great for our team of coaches in preparation for the upcoming season and the 2026 Games,” shared Curt Tomasevicz, director of sport performance for USABS.

Fogt is taking over this position from the esteemed bobsled athlete and coach Brian Shimer. Shimer assumed the role of team Head Coach after the 2022 Olympic Games. In the last two seasons, Shimer has excelled, preparing the team for success at the 2025 World Championships in Lake Placid and the 2026 Olympic Games. During his time as head coach, Shimer led the United States Bobsled Team to 20 World Cup top-six medals and two World Championships medals during the 2022/2023 season. During the 2023/2024 season, he helped the team earn 26 World Cup top-six medals and five top-six medals during World Championships.

“I am humbled and excited to assume the role as head coach. Brian has done an exceptional job leading the program and setting the team up for success at the 2026 Games and beyond,” shared Fogt.

Fogt brings a wealth of bobsled-specific knowledge, leadership experience from his military service, and valuable past experience on the USABS Board of Directors as an Athlete Advisory Counsel (AAC) representative. He will remain the primary contact for push athletes and will lead the strategic planning of the program in collaboration with Tomasevicz and the organizational requirements of the Head Coach.

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