USSA Names Eastern Region Development Coach

2015-11-05 16:14

PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 6, 2015) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced the hiring of Kyle Darling as its Eastern region development coach. Darling joins the USSA alpine development team following the promotion of Martin Guyer to Eastern Region Development Director earlier this fall.

Darling, whose racing background spans over 19 years, has worked previously with the USSA in various capacities, including a position as a World Cup technician and coaching the men’s World Cup technical team for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. He has also held coaching positions at Stratton Mountain School and the Snowbird Sports Education Foundation. Both programs have produced elite level athletes, including current national team members Jared Goldberg, Brennan Rubie and Nick Krause. Darling most recently managed the Nordica USA race program.

“Kyle brings a breadth of coaching experience and equipment knowledge to our staff,” stated USSA Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. “He will be a huge asset in the East, collaborating with clubs to bring coaches and athletes together with the long-term goal of broadening the talent base in the region.”

In his new role, Darling will work with other regional staff on a variety of programs, including Regional Training Group projects, coach and club education, and divisional SkillsQuest programs. He will track and help manage developing athletes in the Eastern Region and work with the rest of USSA’s development staff on tri-regional and national projects.

“This is an exciting time to be re-joining the USSA and the Eastern Region,” said Darling. “With all the great assets and resources already established within the region, I aim to enhance communication between clubs, coaches and the regional staff to take full advantage of all the East has to offer. I’m looking forward to working with our region’s coaches and programs to provide additional training opportunities and race management, propelling Eastern athletes through the USSA pipeline and reaching their ultimate goals."