SPAC is thrilled to have many of our amazing coaches back again this year! We are so fortunate to have all of these wonderfully talented enthusiastic athletes and educators on our roster. We have updated our coaches page, so if you would like to read more about the SPAC coaches and all of their wonderful accomplishments, or if you just want to see there mug shots to know who is who check out the updated coaches page.
We are also thrilled to have five new coaches on the roster this year. Please join us in welcoming Jeff Bayley, Mike Graves, Jason Petek, Heather Roberts, and Chris von Melville to SPAC this year.
Jeff has come to us from TAS and is excited to share his passion for the sport of ski racing.
Mike has also decided to join us from years at TAS, to share his expertise with SPAC athletes and to rejuvenate a long time friendship with Dave Lyon. Mike brings many years of experience as a coach and was the divisional chair for the u16 age group for PNSA and will be a great asset for the SPAC community.
Jason is returning to coaching after following other interests and starting his own business. He has opened up the time in his life in order to give the athletes what he feels they deserve from a coach. Jason has always been extremely passionate about ski racing and has been a past member of PSIA-NW tech team and a Level 3 instructor. He has a special way of relating to athletes that they love.
Heather is returning to her love of coaching after several years of following other interests in her life. She is incredibly intuitive and will be a great asset to the club.
After spending time as an instructor, Board member of SPAC and Chief of race, Chris was looking for another way to more directly help the athletes of SPAC. He is joining as a coach and will be putting his many years as an instructor to great use in helping us bridge the gap from ski schools to the race team.