Alpine Coaches

Alpine Staff

AVSC coaches come from all over the world and a variety of racing backgrounds who embody our core values: commitment, teamwork and integrity. They are teachers, role models and mentors. Their dedication goes far beyond just on-hill coaching; they work hard for results but also know when to emphasize fun and skill development.  AVSC's legacy of athletic excellence is a testament to their excellence.

Johno McBride AVSC Alpine Director Johno McBride  |  Alpine Program Director 
jmcbride@teamavsc.org 

Johno is excited to return home to AVSC and the Roaring Fork Valley after two years as the Men’s Head Speed Coach with the US Ski Team, including leading the team through the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games. Prior to that, he was the Alpine Director at AVSC for three years after a long stint on the World Cup with the US Ski Team (including coaching Bode to two overall World Cup titles) and the Canadian Ski Team. Johno is a native of the Roaring Fork Valley and an AVSC Alum. He earned his degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont.
 

Torey Greenwood AVSCTorey Greenwood  |  FIS Men's Head Coach
tgreenwood@teamavsc.org 

This will be Torey's 11th season with AVSC, and 17th year coaching. He keeps coming back for the athletes - he loves helping hard-working athletes who are dedicated to becoming the best they can be. Originally hailing from the Midwest, Greenwood moved to Winter Park, CO where he developed as a FIS and NorAm level skier. Torey is a USSA level 300 coach. When the weather warms up, you can find Torey camping, travelling, mountain biking, and if he's back home, hanging on the lake.
 

Jaka Korencan AVSCJaka Korencan  |  FIS Women's Head Coach
jkorencan@teamavsc.org 

This is Jaka’s first season with AVSC. Jaka joins us from University of Utah where he was the Head Alpine Coach for 13 years. During his tenure at Utah, his athletes won 10 individual NCAA titles and 34 All-American awards, and the team won two NCAA titles (2017 and 2003). Two of his athletes were nominated to the US Ski Team after their time as a Ute. Jaka grew up in Slovenia, earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah in 2004, and earned his Master’s Degree in Sport Psychology in 2007.

Gill Hearn AVSCGill Hearn  |  Head U16 Coach
ghearn@teamavsc.org 

Gill has coached at AVSC for nearly 10 years. She was Head U14 Coach for many years before joining the U16 staff in 2020. She loves pushing athletes to improve their skiing in and out of the course. Gill is an Aspen native, and AVSC alumna who grew up on skis following her father, a ski patroller, around Aspen Mountain. A decorated racer while at the club, Gill took her talent to Montana State University and skied for the Varsity program in Bozeman for two years. When she's not at AVSC you can find Gill hiking, biking, and hanging out with her husband, Cody (AVSC's Venue Manager) and their two dogs, Teddy and Riv. 

Eric Colon AVSCEric Colon  |  Head U14 Coach 
ecolon@teamavsc.org 

This is Eric's 5th season with AVSC. He is excited to continue to spend time in the mountains, enjoying the outdoors and sharing his passion for the sport of ski racing with the next generation, including his two sons who are both ski racers! Eric grew up in Lake Placid, NY and raced with NYSEF before graduating from Carrabassett Valley Academy in Maine. He raced at Central Oregon Community College (Bend, OR) and recieved his college degree from Colorado State University. When he's not at AVSC, you can find Eric exploring on his mountain bike or in his raft with his family! Eric is a USSA Level 300 coach. 
 
 
 
 

Anda Smalls AVSCAnda Smalls  |  Youth Programs Coordinator 
asmalls@teamavsc.org 

Born and raised ski racing in Slovenia, Anda went on to become a member of the Yugoslavian National Ski Team and the University of Colorado at Boulder Ski Team, where her team won the National Championship in 1991. She continued ski racing after college through the US Women's Pro Ski Tour and 24 Hours of Aspen. Skiing has always played a central role in Anda's life, especially now as she is married to another former ski racer (AVSC alum Ryan Smalls) and raising two more - Zala & Luka! She is excited to share her passion and knowledge in skiing with the next generation, especially the U10/U12 kids! When she's not at AVSC, she is with her family enjoying the many things our mountain lifestyle offers: skiing, climbing, biking, hiking, camping and appreciating the great outdoors in many, many ways!
 
 

Pat Callahan AVSCPat Callahan  |  Alpine Race Director 
pcallahan@teamavsc.org 

Pat is an Aspen native and alumnus of both Aspen High School and AVSC. Pat graduated from Middlebury College after skiing on the team there for 4 years. Pat has coached at the NCAA level at St. Lawrence University, where he was the EISA Coach of the Year. Pat was also been recognized as the the USSA Domestic Coach of the Year after a stellar season in 2011. Pat loves working at AVSC because he values being part of the positive development of local kids, both as athletes and as people. Pat has ridden his bicycle through 49 of the 50 states! Next stop, Hawaii!

Pat is a USSA Level 300 Coach; Level 4 Chief of Race, Referee; USSA Technical Delegate; Long time World Cup Chief of Course. He was the Chief of Race for the 2017 World Cup Final GS.