Being a lifelong sports fanatic, Sid has always been involved with athletics. Sid played football, baseball, and wrestled in high school. Sid also wrestled in college and internationally.
Sid holds the highest levels of US Lacrosse coach’s certification for both Boys and Girls lacrosse. Sid coaches girls lacrosse at Woodson High School, in Fairfax, VA, where he serves as the Girls Varsity Assistant Coach. In addition to his Woodson High School coaching duties, Sid also has served as a US Lacrosse Coach for the Women’s National Tournament (WDNT) National Tournament, representing the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter. In 2010, Sid was selected as the head coach of the Mid Atlantic Seniors Division team at the WDNT. In 2019, Sid coached the 2019 Maryland Metro Team 3 through the tournament into the Division Championship game.
Sid has been very active with the Olympic Games. Sid has been involved with numerous Olympic Games, including the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, Australia, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, UT, the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England, and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Sid was selected by the London Olympic Committee to be a Wrestling Games Maker for the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. As Wrestling Field of Play Manager, Sid was responsible for operational aspects of the Men’s and Women’s Olympic wrestling tournament competition, working for the London Olympic Committee in December, 2011 and August, 2012, leading a team of 25 Olympic Games Makers, providing safety, security, and medical support to the Wrestling Field of Play. Sid also holds national certifications as a wrestling coach with USA Wrestling.
Sid is a five-time World Police and Fire Games Medalist, competing in Freestyle Wrestling, Greco Roman Wrestling, Indoor Volleyball, and Indoor Rowing. Sid’s best showing at the World Police and Fire Games was a World Silver Medal in Greco Roman Wrestling, a World Bronze Medal in Freestyle wrestling, and a 7th in the world in Indoor Rowing, during the 1995 World Police and Fire Games in Melbourne, Australia.
When not involved with lacrosse, Sid coaches and officiates Australian Rules Football, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Sid was the United State Australian Football Leagues Umpire scholarship recipient to the 2017 International Cup of Australian Football.
Sid is especially appreciative for the extra work and commitment that has been executed by the exceptionally dedicated American Gold Sports Alliance team, skillfully launching AGSA and the Wrestling for Gold Initiative in 2020.