Brady McNeill has been a snowboard coach with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail for a decade and a half, showing young athletes the full spectrum of snowboarding culture and competition.

Along the way, he caught the attention of his peers, who nominated him for snowboard coach of the year this season.

“Brady has always displayed a passion for snowboarding and instilled that passion in his athletes,” wrote the Snowboarding Sport Committee, a planning organization which assists U.S. Ski & Snowboard.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard agreed, and named McNeill the 2018 U.S. Ski & Snowboard Snowboarding Domestic Coach of the Year on Thursday, May 3, in Park City, Utah.

“U.S. Ski & Snowboard Coach of the Year Awards are made in each sport to a U.S. Ski & Snowboard staff or U.S. Ski & Snowboard Competition Club coach based on outstanding contribution to either the domestic program or international program, resulting in high-level performance of his or her athletes in domestic or international competition during the past season,” wrote Tiger Shaw, president and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard.