We are pleased to announce that Dustin Koepke has accepted the BC Ski Team Assistant Coach position and is expected to hit the ground running at the end of July when he joins the team for a dryland block in Whistler.
Koepke lives in Lake Country, BC and has been coaching BC athletes since 2007. He started at his home club of Big White as a seasonal coach for 13 to 17 year-old racers. In 2014 Koepke began a 3-year stint with the Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club managing the U16 program. In 2017 he moved to the Okanagan Ski Team as Associate Head Coach of a large group of U19 athletes. This led him to his most recent role as Head Coach of the Vancouver Ski Team for the past two seasons.
Dustin comes to BC Alpine with considerable experience running ski teams in BC. He has a good understanding of the BC system and familiarity with most of our current FIS athletes. He believes strongly in ongoing professional development and is currently working on his Advanced Coaching Diploma.
“Adding Dustin to the team couldn’t excite me more," said BC Alpine VP Johnny Crichton. "I believe in hiring from within and he’s a BC boy who's put in the work! Dust also has a huge passion for learning and comes into this with a growth mindset attitude. It’s going to be fun!"
"I am very excited to step into this role with the BC Ski Team, an organization I have respected for my entire coaching career," said Koepke. "Working alongside Morgan (Pridy) and Montana (Molyneux) with a great group of athletes is an opportunity I'm thrilled to take on. I aim to add to the culture of excellence this program provides."
"We are very excited to have Dustin join the BC Ski Team staff," said Head Coach Morgan Pridy. "His work with different clubs and age groups in BC over the past several years has given him excellent experience and perspective within our province’s development system. I think he will be a great addition to the team."