Who We Are
Who We Are
Idaho Sports Medicine Institute founder Dr. George Wade and College of Idaho President Jim Everett began a movement to shift from the win at all cost mindset toward the true and greater benefits provided through the youth sports experience.
Working together with well known athletes, coaches, and influencers in our community, the objective of the Idaho Youth Sports Commission was founded.
The mission of the IYSC continues to spread and bring in more athletes, experts, coaches, parents, and other members of the community who are committed to the principles the commission was founded upon. Below are the board members who make this vision a reality.
A graduate from the University of Idaho, Kristin is a three-time Olympic Cycling Gold Medalist, a two-time World Cycling Champion, and a U.S. National Cycling Champion.
Heather is a sportscaster for NBC Sports. She led her volleyball team to an NCAA National D-1 runner-up finish. Heather also played professional volleyball for the U.S. National Team from 1987 to 1995.
Jim is the current President at the College of Idaho. He is also a former CEO of the Treasure Valley YMCAs. He is an Albion College Hall of Fame swimmer, and coached four national champs for The Y Swim Team.
Skip was the Boise State football coach from 1987 to 1992 and coached for Don James at Washington.
He is a motivational speaker with his signature keynote speech, “Coaching Excellence from the Locker Room to the Board Room.”
Dan is the head coach of the UC Davis Football Team and was the 2018 recipient of the NCAA National FCS Coach of the Year. He has coached at every level of sport from youth to the professional ranks.
As a player and coach, Mike spent three decades with the UC-Davis football program. He was also a quarterback for eight seasons in the NFL. Mike is currently College of Idaho’s head football coach.
Greg is a professional and U.S. National Team tennis coach. He’s the former Boise State tennis coach, where he won 17 conference titles. He was named NCAA National Coach of the Year twice.
Jake was an NFL quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos from 1997 to 2006. He was the PAC-10 Player of the Year in 1996 for the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Melanie was a U.S. Freestyle Ski Team member and won the Olympic gold in 1988. In 1989 she added a World Combined Freestyle title.
Trish was a Stanford Hall of Fame basketball player who was a two-time All-PAC-10 player. She led her team to their first-ever national title in 1990. She coached the Boise State women’s basketball team from 1996-2001.
Nick was the 2013 World Track silver medalist in the 800 meters. He is a two-time Olympian and five-time U.S. National 800 meter champion.
Courtney was the setter on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team and 2014 World Championship Team. The NCAA All-American is the only player from the University of Washington to have her number retired.
Steve was an All-Conference and All-American linebacker at Boise State and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1972. He was the long time Capital High School football coach, and was also inducted in to the Longview High School Hall of Fame.
George was a Michigan Univeristy Track All-American. He founded the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute and served as the Boise State team physician for over 30 years.
The IYSC is proud to work with the Positive Coaching Alliance to provide workshops for coaches, athletes, and parents to foster a community of success not only in the game, but in life.
Through the Tom Holden Scholarship, the IYSC provides funding to underprivileged athletes who may need help with league fees, equipment, and more. Read more about the scholarship, and how you can help.
Founded by Jake and Brett Plummer, the Plummer Skills and Thrills Challenge is a free day camp that takes place each summer with an emphasis on creative, diverse games.