Going back to the 1970s, Chuck Wielgus was a coach and recreation director in Woodstock, Vt., where he coached basketball, lacrosse and swimming. From 1989-1996, the Larchmont, N.Y. native was the executive director of the U.S. Canoe and Kayak Team, the national governing body for that Olympic sport.

Before joining USA Swimming as the executive director, Wielgus was the executive director of the Senior PGA TOUR Tournament Directors Association (currently known as the Champion’s Tour), based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.


Wielgus received a M.Ed. from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. and a B.A. in History from Providence College in 1972. He also attended Virginia Military Institute (1968-70).


Wielgus has co-authored three books, all with Sports Illustrated Senior Writer, Alexander Wolff; and received a credit for the 1994 award-winning movie Hoop Dreams. He resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his wife Nancy Grace Wielgus. He has four children.