Winter Coaches

 

TODD OSSIAN

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U.S. Ski Team Head Aerial Coach

Ossian made the U.S. Aerial Ski Team in 1993 and competed on the team for three years, before a broken hip forced him to take a break from skiing. He then attended Colorado State University, graduating with a BA in Speech Communication. Following graduation, he returned to the U.S. Ski Team not as an athlete but as a development aerials coach.

In 2001, he was offered the Australian head aerial coach position and left the U.S. Ski Team. During his seven year reign, he coached two World Championships medalists and two Olympic medalists, both winning gold and bronze, and three FIS World Cup Aerial Champions. In 2010, Ossian was named by the U.S. Ski Team as head aerial coach. Since then, he has continued to help the US Aerial Ski Team develop the best aerialists in the world.

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MATT SAUNDERS

2015-16 U.S. Aerials Freestyle Ski Team Photo: U.S. Ski Team

U.S. Ski Team Aerial Coach

 

EMILY COOK

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U.S. Ski Team Aerial Coach

Emily cook is a 3x Olympian (2006, 2010, 2014), 6x National Champion, 3x World Cup Champion and has received 10+ World Cup Podiums in the sport of aerial skiing.

Having retired from the sport in 2014, Emily now coaches US Ski Team athletes, helping to develop our next generation of champions both on and off the hill. She also works with the audio brand Skullcandy as manager of sport and human potential, bringing together science, technology and the power of music to help accelerate performance.

In addition, Emily manages programming for the non-profit Classroom Champions connecting athletes with students in under-served communities to develop life skills vital to success such as leadership, goal- setting and perseverance.