USSA

Alpine Coach of the Year

The USSA Coach of the Year Award recognizes outstanding contribution to development and international programs by a coach resulting in high-level performance by his or her athletes in competition during the past season. Coaches of the year are recognized for their leadership, commitment, sport knowledge and passion, including proven ability to foster athletic excellence amongst their consituents or teams.

Nominations can be made during the year and are generally due mid-March. The awards are presented at championship events in the spring or at the USSA Chairman's Dinner in May during USSA Congress. Nominations can be sent to USSA Sport Education.

Coach of year nomination form

USSA Domestic Coach of the Year

*Also recognized as USSA Development Coach of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee

2015 recipient - Steve Berlack*, Burke Mountain Academy
2014 - Frank Kelble*
2013 - Rob Dowd
2012 - Konrad Rickenbach
2011 - Pat Callahan
2010 - Adam Chadbourne, Burke Mountain Academy coaching staff
2009 - Karen Ghent*
2008 - Bruce Knoepfel
2007 - Chip Cochrane
2006 - Darrell Gray
2005 - Peter Dodge
2004 - Randy Pelkey
2003 - Mark Sullivan
2002 - Kent Towlerton
2001 - Rob Clayton
2000 - Scott Moriarty
1999 - Peter Dodge
1998 - Erich Sailer*
1997 - Doug Williams
1996 - Crawford Pierce
1995 - Kent Towlerton
1994 - Carma Burnett
1993 - Rolf Gidlow
1992 - Lane Monroe, Sun Valley Coaching Staff
1991 - Bill Gunesch
1990 - Aldo Radamus
1989 - Kirk Dwyer
1988 - Tim "Swampy" LaMarche
1987 - Fritz Vallant
1986 - Chip Woods
1985 - Finn Gundersen

USSA National Coach of the Year

2015 recipient - Forest Carey
2014 - Roland Pfiefer
2013 - Alex Hoedlmoser
2012 - Chip White*
2011 - Forest Carey
2010 - Sasha Rearick
2009 - Chip White
2008 - Phil McNichol*, Patrick Riml
2007 - Alex Hoedlmoser*
2006 - Mike Morin
2005 - John McBride*
2004 - Alex Hoedlmoser
2003 - John McBride*
2002 - Jesse Hunt
2001 - Jim Tracy
2000 - Per Lundstam
1999 - Ueli Luthi*
1998 - Herwig Demschar
1997 - Georg Capaul
1996 - Jim Tracy
1995 - Ernst Hager
1994 - Ueli Luthi
1993 - Ernst Hager
1992 - Bill Egan
1991 - Rob Clayton
1990 - Doug Williams
1989 - Dan Bean
1988 - Georg Capaul
1987 - Paul Major
1986 - Theo Nadig

 
Coach of the Year

Steve Berlack addresses the crowd after receiving the USSA Coach of the Year award at the 2015 Alpine National Championships in Sugarloaf, ME.

Center of Excellence
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