Jack Dennis to Give Up Role as Team USA Coach

October 3, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

Jack Dennis says the 2008 season of coaching the U.S.’s international fly fishing team will be his last, due to personal and business demands. Over the past five years, Dennis has been credited with turning the team into one more capable of competing with other top world teams. “The board said, ‘Look, we need to build a structure to this team so it can become like a regular athletic team,’ Dennis recalled. At the time, the U.S. team was largely composed of wealthy donors rather than competitive anglers, a fact emphasized by the team’s dismal results in international tournaments.” Dave Buchanan in Colorado’s Grand Junction Sentinel.