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Coach Education Committee

Coaches Must be an Active Annual or Sustaining Life Member with a Clear Background, Safe Sport and Heads Up Certifications.


Name Rank Email Location Status
Peter C. Mantel Godan judo.bum@hotmail.com Toano VA Member
Jason Morris Hachidan jasonmorris210@yahoo.com Scotia NY Member
Hayward H. Nishioka Kudan nishioka7@aol.com San Pedro CA Member
Lynn J. Roethke Hachidan behealthy@clubolympiawi.com Fond Du Lac WI Member
Michael L. Szrejter Hachidan mikesz@bellsouth.net Boynton Beach FL Chairman


Category Form Action Notes
Judo Coaching Certification Application Form View Download
Judo Coaching Overview View Download
Judo Team Travel Policy View Download
Membership Background Consent Release Form View Download
Membership Background Screening Policy View Download

While there are many activities to accomplish and numerous objectives to be met, the USJA Coaching Education and Certification Committee has these main goals:

  • Run clinics and training camps throughout the country to raise the technical skills of coaches and their athletes.
  • Run a certification program of outstanding quality emphasizing a comprehensive approach to coaching.

Coaching Class Approved Instructors

Name Rank Email Location Status
Justin Breese Yodan blackbearjudo@gmail.com Ketchikan AK Member
Dr. Ronald Allan Charles Hachidan ronaldallancharles@msn.com,ronaldallancharles@comcast.net Goose Creek SC Member
Manmohan S. Chima Shichidan sewadhar@hotmail.com Plano TX Member
George E. Chittenden Sandan unitedjujitsu@yahoo.com Hanahan SC Member
Marshall R. Coffman Godan mrcoffman1@comcast.net Dunkirk MD Member
Marc B. Cohen Rokudan marccohen55@gmail.com North Valley Stream NY Member
Gary S. Goltz Hachidan gary@goltzjudo.com Upland CA Member
Mark E. Guerrero Godan mark@santaclaritajudo.com Castaic CA Member
William McElhaney Nidan bill@mcelhaney.com Hughesville MD Member
Dennis A. Mercer Rokudan mercerd2@comcast.net Westminster CO Member
Neil Ohlenkamp Shichidan judounleashed@gmail.com Member
David Overbury Yodan daveoverbury@gmail.com Long Beach CA Member
John Paccione Rokudan sijudo1@aol.com Cape Coral FL Member
Dave Passoff Rokudan dpassoff@hotmail.com Great Neck NY Member
Brian P. Rowe Shichidan rowe@etsu.edu Johnson City TN Member
Charles Schweizer Yodan esg939603@yahoo.com Oceanside NY Member
Michael L. Szrejter Hachidan mikesz@bellsouth.net Boynton Beach FL Member
Ed Thibedeau Godan et@arkansasgoshinkan.org Little Rock AR Member
Matthew Vander Horck Nidan vanderhorck@verizon.net Lakewood CA Member
Jovany Varela Godan jovanybjj@gmail.com Gardena CA Member
Mark F. Waldron Godan jo-shu@comcast.net Franklin IN Member
James A. Wall Yodan wallmartialarts@att.net Denham Springs LA Member

Coaching Badge Procedure

Upon certification as a coach a coaching badge can be obtained by sending an e-mail to support@usja.net with a small passport size head shot jpg. The badge is $25.00. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your badge.

Safe Sport Program

Please remember all coaches must now take and pass this on-line test. You may do this at your convenience. It takes between 2 and 3 hours total but can be completed in segments. Once you have completed the program, please send a copy of the certificate to the USJA Office. Please go to Safe Sport and click on the "€œRegister" link under "€œTraining"€ at the bottom of the page.

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