Jeremy Lade

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Jeremy Lade
Personal information
Born 1981
Oconto, Wisconsin
Nationality  United States

Jeremy "Opie" Lade (born January 6, 1981)[1] is an American Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and head coach from Oconto, Wisconsin. He was injured in a car accident at age 8, and attended his first wheelchair sports camp at the age of 13 at UW-Whitewater. He is a two-time Parapan American Games gold medalist in both 2007 and 2011. In 2002, he won a gold medal at IWBF World Championship and in 2006 won a silver one from the same place. Six years later, he was awarded a bronze medal for his participation at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and is currently employed as a head coach at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.[2] From 2005 to 2008 he coached Milwaukee Wizards and led them to a Junior National Championship. In his spare time he likes to watch Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Milwaukee Brewers with Michael Jordan being his favorite athlete.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeremy Lade, Director of Wheelchair Athletics and Men's Head Coach". University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Archived from the original on December 14, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jeremy Lade". Team USA. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 17, 2013.