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Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year Awards

Each year, U.S. Ski & Snowboard recognizes outstanding coaches in each discipline.  The annual Coach of the Year awards are divided into two categories in each sport.  

The International Coach of the Year awards are given to individuals in each sport who works primarily in the international competition arena including Olympic Winter Games, World Championships and World Cup.  

The Development Coaches of the Year in each sport are awarded to coaches who work primarily in development programs through U.S. Ski & Snowboard member clubs and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard national development program.

From each sport International and Domestic Coach of the Year awards, an overall U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coach of the Year is selected for each category.  The overall International and Domestic Coach of Year recipients are then submitted as our nominees for the USOC Coach of Year awards.

 

USOC Coach of the Year from US Ski & Snowboard

The highest honor awarded to a coach in Olympic Sports is the USOC Coach of the Year.  This award is selected from nominees by all 47 Olympic Sport Federations under the USOC. Coaches from US Ski & Snowboard sports have received this award an incredible 6 times since it's inception in 1996.

2001-2002 Pete del'Giudice U.S. Snowboarding Coach
2006 Bud Keene U.S. Snowboarding Coach
2011 Rick Bower U.S. Snowboarding Coach
2013 Erik Flora Head Coach, Alaska Pacific University Nordic Ski Club 
2014 Skogen Sprang U.S. Slopestyle Skiing Team Coach
US Ski & Snowboard Coach of the Year

The following coaches were selected as the overall US Ski & Snowboard Coach of the Year from nominees from each sport.

 

1998 Wayne Hilterbrand
1999 Ueli Luthi
2000 Jon Kreamelmeyer
2001 Peter Foley
2002 Pete Del’Giudice
2003 John McBride
2004 Liz McIntyre
2005 John McBride
2006 Bud Keene
2007 Alex Hoedlmoser
2008 Phil McNichol
2009 Matt Christensen
2010 Dave Jarrett
2011 Rick Bower
2012 Chip White
2013 Erik Flora
2014 Skogen Sprang
2015 Matt Saunders
2016 Brandon Dyksterhouse
2017 Matt Whitcomb
US Ski & Snowboard Development Coach of the Year

The following coaches were selected as the overall US Ski & Snowboard Development Coach of the Year from nominees from each sport.

1998 Erich Sailer
1999 Raymond de Vre
2000 Sten Fjeldheim
2001 Duke Peterson
2002 Nick Preston
2003 Todd Wilson
2004 Chris Grover
2005 Sten Fjeldheim
2006 Glen Eddy
2007 Bryan Fish
2008 Erik Flora
2009 Karen Ghent
2010 Deb Newson
2011 Chris "Hatch" Haslock
2012 Ashley Berger
2013 Wes Preston
2014 Frank Kelble
2015 Steve Berlack
2016 Ben Wisner
2017 Nichole Mason
Resources
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Past recipients of the Alpine COY awards.
Past recipients of the Freestyle Coach of the Year Awards
Nomination form for 2017-2018 awards.