Coaches

Lisa Hodgkins

 

Number of years coaching with TJRA

7 plus 7 previously

 

Previous coaching experience

Coached at Tog from 1990 to 1997

 

Personal racing experience

Raced out of Cazenovia Ski Club growing up through age 13. Then resumed racing Masters as an adult in

addition to the local evening leagues at Tog & Lab.

 

Why you chose to coach for TJRA

Tog has such a great family friendly atmosphere. I originally started teaching/coaching at Tog because I had

friends here. It quickly became home! I love the people & kids!

 

Joel Parratt

 

Number of years coaching with TJRA

7

 

Personal racing experience

10 years junior racing

 

Why you chose to coach for TJRA

When my children joined the program I became aware that there was a need for additional coaches with

racing experience. As a former Toggenburg junior race team member I felt that this would be a great

opportunity for me to participate in the program again. I’ve really enjoyed being back out on the hill

again with the team.

 
Mike Winje
 

Number of years coaching with TJRA

9

 

Previous coaching experience

Skaneateles

 

Personal racing experience

Raced for Labrador Mtn as a Junior and later at Clarkson University for 4 years. 3 years competed at National Champs.

 

Why you chose to coach for TJRA

Staff and Program

 

 
 
Tyler Travis

 

Number of years coaching with TJRA

12

 

Previous coaching experience

Burke Mountain Academy
Smuggler's Notch Ski and Snowboard Club

 

Personal racing experience

I grew up racing in Central New York first at Cazenovia Ski Club, then on to Labrador Mtn. and Greek Peak. In High

School I spent one year at The Mountain House School (National Sports Academy) in Lake Placid, NY.

 

Why you chose to coach for TJRA

I chose to coach at Toggenburg because it has always been a top notch program for our area. I saw an opportunity

to work with a fantastic coaching staff, great parents and an unbelievable group of athletes.

Dave Hoyt

 

Number of years coaching with TJRA

9

 

Previous coaching experience

5-7 years with Greek Peak Junior Race Club at U18 and U16 levels...remember, I don't keep track. Assistant Coach

for Cornell University Race Team. Level III Professional Ski Instructors of America and Canadian Ski Instructors

Alliance, USSA Certified Coach. Instructor trainer, Assistant Snow Sports Director, Song Mountain. Staff Instructor

10+ years, Labrador Mountain.

 

Why you chose to coach for TJRA

TJRA has one of best if not THE best coaching staffs in NYS. It's coaching staff is one of great depth of experience and

knowledge. Being part of a group of talented and dedicated professionals as is found at TJRA is an honor I do not

take lightly. Plus, unlike any other place I've worked in the ski industry...this is family.

 

 

 

Michael Ketcham

 

Number of years coaching with TJRA

15

 

Previous coaching experience

I have coached at the J1 (U19), J2 (U16), and U14 levels at Toggenburg and Labrador.

 

Personal racing experience

Started racing as a J1 (U19) at Toggenburg then went on to race masters. I also raced in the weeknight race leagues

at Toggenburg and Labrador and am still racing in the league at Toggenburg.

 

Why you chose to coach for TJRA

Toggenburg, for most of my skiing career, has been my home. After taking some time off from coaching while my

kids were little, I had to make a choice on where I wanted my oldest to learn to ski race. I chose Toggenburg and had

the fortunate opportunity to get back into coaching at the same time. The coaching staff at Toggenburg has some

pretty impressive credentials and a focus that is the same as mine, which is not about winning (sure, that is a bonus),

but giving each athlete the opportunity to grow and improve.

Vincent Marino

 

Number of years coaching with TJRA

3

 

Previous coaching experience

I have been coaching for 20+ years at all levels and am a 100 level USSA coach. I have worked with athletes at all

levels from the development team through college level athletes. Most recently I have been at the u10/12/14 level

for the last 5 years.

 

Personal racing experience

I started racing in 9th grade at Labrador moving on to be the Captain of the Ithaca College Race team proving that it

is never too late to start ski racing!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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