Rob McCracken MBE, Performance Director
Rob McCracken MBE is the Performance Director of GB Boxing and has responsibility for all aspects of performance and the success of the Podium and Podium Potential squads.
Since he was appointed in November 2009, GB Boxing has witnessed a period of unprecedented success which has seen men and women from the squad win 48 medals at 16 major international competitions. This included the London 2012 Olympic Games when Great Britain finished top of the medal table for boxing with three gold, one silver and a bronze.
As Performance Director, Rob leads a Performance Team of more than 30 people made-up of full-time time Podium coaches, part-time Performance coaches and sport science and medical experts, some of which are contracted from the English Institute of Sport. He is also the Head Coach of the British Lionhearts team that competes in World Series of Boxing.
Before taking on the role of Performance Director, Rob worked as a boxing coach and was a consultant to GB Boxing. As a professional coach, he was best known for his role with three-time world super-middleweight champion, Carl Froch, whom Rob trained throughout his career.
Prior to coaching, Rob was a boxer who represented Great Britain as an amateur and went on to win 33 of his 35 bouts as a professional. He boxed for the WBC middleweight world title in 1995 and held British and Commonwealth titles before retiring in 2001 to embark on his career as a coach.
In 2010 he was nominated for the award of’ High Performance Coach of the Year’ by sports coach UK. Following the boxing team’s historic success at the London Olympics he was awarded the MBE in the 2012 New Year honours list.