Bill Endicott - American

Member of the World Paddle Awards Academy

Bill Endicott has been an enthusiastic supporter of canoe/kayak sport for half a century.  He started international competitive canoeing and kayaking in 1968, first as an athlete, then as a team manager, and finally as US Team coach in which capacity he coached athletes who won 57 medals in overall World Cup, World Championships, and Olympic competition, 27 of them gold, including Olympic Champions in both Slalom and Sprint. 

He also wrote seven books––on Slalom, Wildwater, and Sprint––which have been translated into various foreign languages, and coached in seven foreign countries.  In 1987 he was one of the founders of Slalom’s World Cup, and then served as its president for five years. He worked to get Slalom back into the 1996 Olympics after it was temporarily cut out and then was twice an NBC TV Olympics Color Commentator.

In a separate career he earned two degrees from Harvard University, was a Captain in in the US Marine Corps Reserve, worked for many years in the US House of Representatives, then in the Clinton White House and  he wrote a book about political jobs in Washington.  He is married and the father of one son.  In 2016 he won the World Paddle Awards Lifetime Achievement Award­.

In 2018 he competed in the Masters’ Class of the first officially recognized World Indoor Rowing World Championships where he got the idea the we should have a World Indoor Canoeing and Kayaking World Championships!

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