Hays hired to coach U.S. women's bobsledders

May 27 2011 - 3:11pm

Three-time Olympian Todd Hays has been hired to coach the U.S. women's bobsled team.

Hays retired from driving after a frightening head injury in 2009, crashing during a testing run in Germany and having his helmet shattered by a piece of ice in the track.

He won two medals in world championship events, and his silver at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 ended a 46-year Olympic medal drought for American men's bobsledding.Hays and the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation expect the deal to last through at least the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

 

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