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New Additions to Alpine Regional Staff

By Megan Harrod
July, 12 2018
Brad Farrell New Eastern Region Coach
Brad Farrell smiles under the sunshine at the recent National Development Group camp in Mt. Hood, Oregon.

PARK CITY, Utah - U.S. Ski & Snowboard has hired two new alpine regional coaches, further reinforcing the organization's renewed focus and commitment to alpine development as a result of findings from Project 26. 

Mike Prado joins the Western Region, bringing 10 years of coaching experience including a stint with the women's development team and more recently with Squaw Valley Ski Team as a FIS, U16 and U14 coach. Prior to that, Prado was a U.S. Navy Rescue Swimmer. Brad Farrell joins the Eastern Region staff from Mt Mansfield Ski Club in Stowe, Vermont, and prior to that, Burke Mountain Academy - where he served as head men's soccer coach and U16 and U19 men's coach. 

Prado and Farrell will bring new energy and a solid coaching background to their respective regions. “The addition of Mike Prado and Brad Farrell bring two high-quality coaches to our regional staffs" noted alpine development director Chip Knight. "They are both very excited to make an impact in their respective regions. It’s important that we have great coaches at the regional level as we seek to reinforce connections between our clubs and the national team in our new development system. Mike and Brad will be working as part of a team with the development head coaches, Marjan Cernigoj and Sasha Rearick, to help bring athletes through regional programming to the Development Team and above.”

Both Prado and Farrell have started in their new roles, making an immediate impact alongside Cernigoj and Rearick, coaching nearly 50 athletes at the recent National Development Group camp hosted by Timberline Lodge Ski & Snowboard area in Mt. Hood, Oregon.