Army Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield "Tuffy" Latour

 


Event: Skeleton; team coach
Age: 45
Hometown: Saranac Lake, N.Y.
College: Ashford University, Liberty University
Career field: Engineer

Four-time Olympic coach Army Sgt. 1st Class Tuffield “Tuffy” Latour is back with Team USA after a stint with the Canadian national team. His relationship with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program began as bobsled pilot who finished ninth at the 1995 World Championships. He coached the U.S. women’s bobsled team to silver medals at the World Championships in 2000 and 2001, and gold at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. He coached the U.S. men to silver and bronze medals at the World Championships in 2003 and ’04. He led Canada’s women to gold and silver medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, and the four-man squad to bronze. His grandfather, Tuffield Latour, was a five-time U.S. national champion in two-man bobsled who finished ninth at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

“I’m very excited to be coaching the U.S. Olympic Skeleton team. As a member of the WCAP and the U.S. Army, I’m able to represent and serve my country at the highest level of sport. I joined WCAP for the first time in 1995 as an athlete, and I’ve been in and out of WCAP since then. WCAP offers me the ability to coach great athletes and continue to be part of ‘the team’ – the U.S. Army. WCAP is like coming home, in a sense, to me.”

CAREER COACHING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2013 - Silver medal women’s skeleton, World Championships, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • 2012 - Gold women’s skeleton, World Championships, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2010 - Gold women’s bobsled, Olympic Games, Whistler, Canada
  • 2010 - Silver women’s bobsled, Olympic Games, Whistler, Canada
  • 2010 - Bronze four-man bobsled, Olympic Games, Whistler, Canada
  • 2004 - Bronze four-man bobsled, World Championships, Konigssee, Germany
  • 2003 - Silver four-man bobsled, World Championships, Lake Placid, N.Y.
  • 2002 - Gold women’s bobsled, Olympic Games, Salt Lake City
  • 2001 - Silver women’s bobsled, World Championships, Calgary, Canada
  • 2000 - Silver women’s bobsled, World Championships, Winterberg, German