Coaches

Jason Cook AVSCJason Cook  |  Snowboard Program Director, Team 2 Race Program Head Coach
jcook@teamavsc.org 

This is Jason Cook's 11th season with AVSC. In addition to directing the snowboard program, Jason will spend time coaching Team 1 and Team 2 athletes. Jason values the impact that he and his coaches can have on their athletes; not only with their performance on the hill, but also in their personal development. Jason grew up in northern Maine racing Slalom, Giant Slalom, and Boardercross. After graduating from Carrabassett Valley Academy, Jason moved to Steamboat Springs to continue snowboarding competitively as well as attend CMC, where he earned his Associates degree in Ski & Snowboard Business. Afterwards, he moved to Denver and finished his degree in Marketing. Jason is a Level 200 USSA and USASA coach as well as a Level 200 USASA Technical Supervisor. When he's not at AVSC, you can find Jason cruising around local trails on his mountain bike or exploring as many jeep roads as possible throughout the Valley.

Wiley Adams AVSCWylie Adams  |  Team 2 Freestyle Program Head Coach
wadams@teamavsc.org 

This is Wiley's 4th year with AVSC as a coach. He grew up riding in the program, competing at a national level in slopestyle. As a young adult, Wiley's coaches really pushed him and helped mold him into the person I am today; he is excited to be back and return the favor, helping today's athletes discover their own path. When he's not at AVSC, Wiley loves to mountain bike and skateboard, go on road trips to the west coast, and travel internationally. Wiley is a USASA 200 Level Coach. He recieved his Bachelors in Geography from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Johno McBride AVSC Alpine Director Kris Olson  |  Team 1 Head Coach
kolson@teamavsc.org 

Kris grew up riding in the AVSC Snowboard program, competing in various levels of events. Kris is AASI certified and a level 100 USASA coach. He's psyched to return for his seventh season as an AVSC coach and have the opportunity to give back to a sport and community that gave him so much and taught him so many life lessons. He loves the opportunity to help kids take their love and passion of snowboarding to the highest level possible. When he's not at AVSC, you can find Kris coaching gymnastics (both recreational and competitive), skateboarding, surfing, or just spending time outside! 

Josh Ganz AVSCJosh Ganz  |  Devo 2 Head Coach
jganz@teamavsc.org 

Josh started his competitive career as a competitive inline skater, but his passion for snowboarding brought him to Colorado from Louisville, KY. Josh is excited to return to AVSC for his 9th season of coaching. He appreciates the opportunity to grow with the community and its children and finds it rewarding in a way he's yet to experience in any other job. Josh has his AASI Full Certification (1,2,&3), is a Freestyle & Children's Specialist, and is a USASA Level 200 coach. When he's not with his AVSC athletes, you can find Josh reading, skating, climbing, biking, hiking, and playing or listening to live music. 

Brandon Martinez AVSCBrandon Martinez  |  Devo 1 Head Coach
bmartinez@teamavsc.org 

Brandon grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley snowboarding with AVSC and playing soccer. He went on to Colorado State University, where he studied Health and Exercise Science and Business. He is excited to be back at AVSC for his first year as a coach, spending time on the mountain helping kids progress to the next level! When he's not with his AVSC athletes, Brandon is enjoying the awesome valley we live in, whether camping or exploring by bike, dirtbike, or snowboard. Brandon is a NASM certified Athletic Trainer.

Kirsten SherwoodKirsten Sherwood  |  Pre-Devo Head Coach
ksherwood@teamavsc.org 

This will be Kirsten's fourth year coaching with AVSC. Kirsten grew up in Wisconsin playing soccer, running cross country, and skateboarding. She recieved her Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Sport Management with a minor in Coaching. She loves seeing her athletes progress throughout the season and accomplish things they didn’t believe they could do. She also has a lot of fun fostering a close team dynamic and helping the athletes learn to build each other up. Kirsten is a fully certified AASI Level 2 Coach and Children's Specialist and is USASA Level 100 certified as well. When Kirsten's not at AVSC, she's usually on her splitboard in the backcountry searching for big lines and fresh pow. She also loves climbing, downhill mountain biking, hiking, cooking, and traveling.