Age Class Prep Coach
Hometown - Mercersburg, PA
Stephen learned how to ski when his two kids were young. Initially he just wanted to keep up with them, but soon the whole family fell in love with skiing. Now his kids are grown up and four of his grandchildren have been part of SSCV.
Stephen graduated with a BS in Geology from University of Delaware (Newark, DE), then a M. Ed in Secondary Science from Loyola University, and finally a Doctorate in Education Administration from North American University (Stafford, TX). He was also an avid athlete growing up playing soccer, tennis, baseball, track, and football.
Stephen has coached high school race teams starting in 1983. He coached the Trinity-Pawling School (Pawling, NY) team to top three team results at the New England Prep School Championships in 2002, 2003, and 2004 and the Championship in 2007. From 1994 to 2000 Stephen worked at Beaver Creek as a private lesson instructor and as a instructor trainer, to get new hires ready to teach lessons.
In 1989, Stephen joined PSIA earning his Associate Certification (Level II) in 1990. He earned his Level III in 1995 and Children’s Accreditation in 1999. He also holds a USSA Level 100 Coaching Certification.
Over the years Stephen has coached many sports at the high school level including soccer, field hockey, baseball, volleyball, and tennis. He has also been spotted ripping down Masters courses. Stephen looks forward to spreading the joy of skiing and racing, a lifetime sport, and believes growing and learning make it more fun and satisfying regardless of an athlete's level. He also believes in mixing in plenty of free skiing to create more well rounded athletes.