Associate Director - United States Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid
Mr. Lamb’s experience as an athlete, coach an administrator, all at the highest levels of sport, make him an excellent addition to the American Athletic Institute. Mr. Lamb is a Lake Placid native who was born into the world of Nordic ski. His father, Vernon, was a member of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee, an International ski jumping judge as well as a member of the US ski hall of fame. Older brother Joe was a Nordic Combined Olympian in 1972 and presently servers on many Nordic committees for FIS (Federation International Ski). Mr.Lamb, a graduate of Temple University, was an active Biathlete who just missed landing a position on the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team. He became the national coach for Biathlon in 1985 and helped the US win its first International medal in Biathlon in 1987 (Josh Thompson's silver medal at the 1987 World Championships). In 1988 he served as coach for the US Olympic Biathlon Team in Calgary. After the games in Calgary he was hired by Biathlon Canada to oversee their Biathlon program. Tracy was head coach for Biathlon Canada from 1989 to 1991 helping Canada win its first medals ever in the sport of Biathlon, working with a young Canadian female athlete named Myrian Bedard (two time Olympic Games medalist). In 1992 Tracy started working as the Operations Manager at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. He is still active in his sport of Biathlon serving as an International Technical Delegate for the IBU (International Biathlon Union, one of only 34 in the world.). Tracy's other role in Biathlon is that of an Organizer. In 1999 /2001 and 2004 Tracy organized and served as chief of competition for the Biathlon World cup events hosted in Lake Placid. For the 2002 Olympic Biathlon competitions in Salt Lake Tracy worked as Chief of Stadium. In 2006 Tracy served as the Team Leader for the 2006 US Olympic Biathlon Team competing in Torino Italy. Tracy's duties at the Olympic training center as the associate Director include working with the various national governing bodies on their sport programs in Lake Placid and coordinating the efforts of the community and state towards supporting these sport programs and events.
Tracy serves his community as well, Tracy is the Vice President of the Lake Placid Central School Board , a member of the Lake Placid/North Elba Historical Society as well as serving on the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) community advisory panel.