USA Badminton Remembers John Britton
USA Badminton is deeply saddened by the death of John Britton, a beloved badminton athlete, coach and organizer. He passed away on Tuesday, April 11 at the age of 70. It was reported that he had flown from his home in Los Angeles to visit his 93-year-old mother, Mae in Scotland. While there he fell ill suddenly and passed away.
He competed for his native Scotland before moving to the U.S. and competing for Team USA. He was a five-time national U.S. champion in men’s doubles and a one-time champion in mixed doubles. His lengthy career saw him collect titles throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s.
“John was such an important figure in the American badminton community. He touched the lives of countless people as an athlete, coach and organizer,” Linda French, CEO of USA Badminton said. “In addition to being an extremely talented athlete, he was an outstanding coach in both badminton and soccer. In particular, I will always remember the international trips he organized for the U.S. team in the 1980s, and I’ll never forget how he impacted the sport and all of us who knew him.”
He is survived by his mother Mae, wife Traci, children Tom, Andrew and Jaymie, and grandchildren.
Tributes to Britton’s legacy are being shared from around the world, including from Badminton Scotland and El Camino College.