Brandenburg hired as Western Region development coach
U.S. Ski and Snowboard has announced that U.S. Ski Team alumnus Will Brandenburg will assume the role of Western Region development coach beginning on Aug. 1.
Brandenburg, who officially retired from the U.S. Ski Team with one final lap at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2016, will be responsible for delivering programs and projects in the Western Region and supporting national development initiatives for U.S. Ski and Snowboard.
Following an eight-year career with the U.S. Ski Team, Brandenburg relocated to Sun Valley, serving as U16 head coach at the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation (SVSEF). While at SVSEF, he was involved with the implementation of a slalom progression program, focusing on a detailed, step-by-step teaching advancement for U16 athletes.
“After years of U.S. Ski Team experience at the highest level, we are thrilled to bring Will back to U.S. Ski & Snowboard as the Western Region coach,” said Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. “He has recently been imparting his knowledge and enthusiasm to young athletes at the local level in Sun Valley, and is now excited to have an expanded impact in his new role.”
Hailing from Ski Bluewood outside of Dayton, Wash., before he began racing with Schweitzer Alpine Racing School, Brandenburg takes great pride in having grown up in the Western Region, and credits its strong community and collaboration between clubs to his success at the elite level. He hopes to bring his vast knowledge and passion for the sport to the new role, and looks forward to recreating this strong sense of community and collaboration.
“This is an opportunity to continue my evolution as a coach and point my passion in a direction that will elevate athletic development across the region,” noted Brandenburg.
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