LTC Garrett Hines


Event: Bobsled/Skeleton
Position: Start Coach
Hometown: Bartlett, TN
High School: Bartlett H.S.
College: Southern Illinois University
Joined Army: November 1998
MOS: 72D, Environmental Science Officer

As an athlete it has been an honor to carry the badge of sport and service to the nation. Now as a coach, I give back to the organization, community and our military in important ways.

Garrett was a gifted athlete growing up, especially in track. He placed second in his Memphis-based track & field regionals, qualifying for the Tennessee State Track & Field Championships in the 200m. Surprisingly, he did not know anything about the sport of bobsledding until he was 23 years old – but he immediately feel in love with the sport. Recruited by famed bobsled driver Bruce Rosselli in 1992, he began racking up medals, including an Olympic silver. With a family military legacy that reaches back to the US Civil War and both world wars, Garrett’s entry into the Army was a natural choice, and the WCAP is the perfect place for him to serve his country as both a Soldier, an Olympian, and now an Olympic coach.

Career Highlights

2002 2ND Silver Medal 4 man Olympic Games Salt Lake Utah

2003 2nd Silver Medal 4 man World Championship Lake Placid , NY

1997 Start Record 4.83 World Cup Winterberge Germany

1992 Missouri Valley Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field Champions

1997 Brake Push Track Record 5.16 Lake Placid

1997 National Team Six-Item Test Record