SSCV names new head ability coach |

SSCV names new head ability coach

Andrew Harley

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail recently appointed Ethan Beck to the position of head alpine ability coach.Beck, who has been working for SSCV for seven years, was promoted from his most recent position as head women’s ability coach.The position of head alpine ability coach is the result of restructuring within SSCV. Before, SSCV had separate men’s and women’s coaches.With Beck’s new role, the men’s and women’s programs will have more opportunities to train together.”I’m happy that I’ll get to work with some of the kids I had in J3s (13 and 14 year-olds),” said Beck, a graduate of Middlebury College. “I’m excited to take on this new responsibility.”Beck began at Ski & Snowboard Club Vail in 1996 as a J3 coach. Following four years with the J3 program, he became assistant women’s ability coach and, in 2002, head women’s ability coach.”Ethan has proven his leadership abilities through his involvement at all levels of the SSCV Alpine program over the last seven years,” said Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Executive Director Aldo Radamus. “His ability to provide athletic leadership is exceeded only by his ability to communicate and instill the values of character, courage and commitment in all the young men and women he’s worked with. We are delighted to have Ethan involved with our program and to assume these additional responsibilities.”Beck will be in charge of athletes, 15 and older, who are eligible to become members of the International Skiing Federation (FIS).”When I hire staff, I will be looking for excitement about ski racing and excitement about the kids,” said Beck. “I want to bring in staff who will get the kids excited about ski racing, and who will be good role models. We need people who will help the kids develop not only as great ski racers, but also as fine members of society.”Andrew Harley can be contacted at (970) 949-0555 ext. 608 or at

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