Peter Stokloza, Executive Director and CEO of Waterville Valley BBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation and Waterville Valley Academy, recently announced that Adam Chadbourne has accepted the position of Head Women’s Coach and Pinnacle Coach for BBTS. Chadbourne assumes the new position this spring, which will be in addition to his overarching title of Director of Athletic Performance.
In a message to BBTS and WVA members, Stokloza wrote, “Adam’s hire [in June last year] was an important strategic initiative for our organization. Our goal is to provide the very best programming in the nation and Adam’s accomplishments are unmatched.”
Chadbourne had three athletes that he coached extensively – Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety and Andrew Weibrecht – medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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Although Chadbourne joined the BBTS team in June of 2013 as the Director of Athletic Performance, he has applied his keen intellect and winning perspective towards improving all things athletic at BBTS – from individualized athlete management plans to developing an organizational athletic philosophy encompassing Mitey Mites through Masters. Chadbourne has worked closely with BBTS Athletic Director, Tom Barbeau, this season as a U16 coach and learned what we do well and where we can improve.
Improvement is something Chadbourne does well. Over the course of seven years he spent at Burke Mountain Academy as their Alpine Program Director and Head Women’s Coach, he engineered tremendous program growth and the increased realization of athletic potential amongst the kids he coached. Prior to that, he spent three years as the Men’s National Team Coach in Park City, and another 3 years as the Eastern Youth Development Coach and Coordinator for USSA. He’s also a USSA level 500 Certified Coach and was awarded Coach of the Year in 2010 by USSA.
Stokloza says, “We’ve developed a new tagline, ‘Fueling Olympic Dreams,’ and that’s exactly what we’re actively pursuing: The placement of our athletes on national and Olympic teams. I couldn’t have a better wingman in this endeavor [than Adam Chadbourne].”