Thomas Stephan De-La-Hunty, Born 4th July 1956, married to Heather for 33 years with 3 children. Hobbies include all sport and renovating old buildings.
Tom is Head Coach of the Belgian Bullets as they strive for success on the international circuit and at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022 and onward to Milan Cortina in 2026.
Tom is one of the most recognisable figures in the sport, having been to the last 10 Olympic Winter Games as either an athlete or a coach.
He was Head Coach of the British team at the 2006 Olympics in Turin and was an assistant coach when the British 4-man crew won Olympic bronze in Nagano eight years earlier – a role he also held at Albertville in 1992 and Lillehammer in 1994. He also was part of the Team GB coaching staff at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. This was due to the fact his Dutch team did not qualify for the games.
He spent six years as Head Coach of the Canadian team from 2010, during which time he oversaw a second Olympic gold medal, two World Championship crowns and three overall World Cup titles for Kaillie Humphries, as well as overall World Cup and World Championships medals for Lyndon Rush.
Tom was Head Coach of the Dutch team from 2000-2002 and from 2006-10 and was responsible for both the Dutch and Belgian programmes for the past 2 seasons.
Tom served in the British Royal Air Force for 22 years and completed military tours in the Falkland Islands and Germany, now has more than 40 years’ experience in bobsleigh, having taken his first steps in the sport shortly after joining the Royal Air Force in 1979.
During his time in the military, Tom won the RAF Championships on no fewer than 13 occasions and was crowned British Champion seven times.
He competed at seven World Championships and at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics as a pilot, placing 12th in the 2 man event in Calgary.
His targets for the team are simple:
“To be the best we can – with the resources we have”