The University of Bath is saddened to learn of the passing of Roy Inman OBE.
He was a highly respected member of the judo community worldwide, first as an athlete and then as a coach and official. Roy was the high performance coach of the British judo team, with his players winning six Olympic medals and 13 World Championships medals including eight world champions – an incomparable record of success.
Roy was the driving force behind the high performance judo programme at the University of Bath and became its first technical director. Many will remember his innovative approach and how he set up judo training with mats in a squash court while waiting for the new centre to be finished.
While at Bath he was also personal coach to Kate Howey MBE when she won silver at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He also delivered on the sport and exercise science course and was a highly respected author.
Roy was awarded the OBE from HM Queen Elizabeth II in 1992.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family and friends at this time.