Hodges at a Glance

• Jean and her husband John have two daughters, Jen and Gail

• Began her involvement with the Kangaroo Kids in 1980

• In 1983, formed Kangaroo Kids Parent Board along with Betty Pramik and Jim McCauley

• Team coordinator (1983-2000)

• Coordinated annual festival, workshops and team trips (1985-2001)

• Directed all competitions from novice to international level along with Jim McCleary and John Hodges (1993-2007)

• Hosted World Invitational Rope Skipping Competition in Westminster (1993-1995)

• Worked with McCleary to integrate the International Rope Skipping Organization and World Rope Skipping Federation into the U.S. Amateur Jump Rope Federation

• Appointed as first president of USAJRF (1995)

• Member of USA Jump Rope Board (1995-2005)

• Founding member and treasurer of FISAC (1995-2006)

• Founding member and secretary general for Amateur Athletic Union jump rope division (1995-present)

• AAU Junior Olympic Games Jump Rope Tournament Director (1997-present)

• British national backstroke finalist as a university student

• U.S. Swimming-certified stroke and turn official (1981-1987)

• Howard County high school track and field official

Copyright © 2018, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad