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Geoffrey Dyson

Geoffrey Dyson OBE

Member of Staff

Geoff had a long and strong academic and coaching career. He was the coach of the British Olympic Team in 1952, 1956, and 1960.

In 1962, he first published his book on the Mechanics of Athletics which went on to be translated into several languages and numerous editions were produced. He was a speaker for the International Olympic Academy and conducted athletic courses in 14 countries.

Geoff also instituted instructional booklets on every event which were coveted by coaches around the world; he also encouraged those who were pioneering loop films. He conceived the idea of a team of national coaches who would ‘teach the teachers and coach the coaches’ in different regions of Britain.

He coached a number of successful athletes including many at Loughborough where he was a member of staff and a pioneer of sports science.