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Reflections on High Performance Sport Systems


29 May 2013


William T Endicott, Consultant to AIS Performance Coaching and Leadership


William T Endicott has had an illustrious career in both public administration and sport. He was most recently a consultant to the People’s Republic of China and Great Britain in the lead-up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and London 2012 Olympic Games.

From 1999 to 2001, William served in the Clinton administration, as Director of Research and Analysis in the Office of Political Affairs.

As an experienced coach, William was responsible for the achievement of 57 medals in world championships, world cup and Olympic competition – 27 of which were gold. Throughout his career, he been an advocate of canoe/kayak and was co-founder and inaugural president of the Slalom World Cup. He was Team Leader of the Athens 2004 US Olympic Slalom Team and has also served as a guest coach in Australia, Canada, Chile, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and former Soviet Union.

In his personal sporting career, William was the 1970 US National Champion, a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team and a member of the 1971 and 1973 World Championship teams. William has also worked in various roles in the US House of Representatives, as a senior advisor in the US Small Business Administration and as a financial consultant. He is an accomplished speaker and author of a number of books covering sport and politics, including An Insider’s Guide to Political Jobs in Washington.

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