SSCV coach to join US women’s tech ski team
VAIL — The U.S. Ski Team has announced the addition of Brandon Dyksterhouse to its women’s technical team as part of a partnership with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.
Dyksterhouse, a former national level racer and longtime ski coach, will join the squad as interim women’s tech head coach through the remainder of the season to provide support to Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin and the women’s slalom and giant slalom squad.
According to U.S. Ski Team Alpine Director Patrick Riml, the partnership grew out of Dyksterhouse’s work with U.S. Ski Team athletes in Vail. He will join a staff that includes Luca de Marchi and Gary Miller. He has already begun working with U.S. Ski Team athletes training in Colorado and will remain through the World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek and on through the World Cup finals.
“Brandon is an outstanding coach who worked very successfully with athletes across the United States and Canada,” said Patrick Riml, U.S. Ski Team alpine director. “With his knowledge and leadership, he is a great addition to our team and I am confident he will make a difference and will help our athletes to reach their goals. I am very thankful to Aldo Radamus and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail for the ongoing support and partnership in allowing Brandon to join us for the rest of the season.”
“Our club is honored to partner with the U.S. Ski Team with this unique relationship to have Brandon take a leave to join the women’s tech staff for the season,” said Aldo Radamus, SSCV’s executive director. “He is a remarkable coach who will make a difference and then bring the knowledge he gains back to Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.”
Dyksterhouse was a 2000 graduate of the University of Vermont, where he was an NCAA champion. Dyksterhouse was a national ranked athlete who trained with the U.S. Ski Team. He went on to collegiate coaching, working on the staff of the University of New Mexico, winning an NCAA title in 2004. He went on to coach at the Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont, later coaching in Canada before returning to the U.S. to help lead the Front Range Ski Club in Colorado. He is now in his second season as athletic director for Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, which won the USSA’s Club of the Year honors in 2014.