Jeff Lackie Joins GMVS as Senior Director of High Performance Sport
Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) is excited to announce that longtime U.S. Ski Team coach Jeff Lackie, who spent seven years as a key member of Team Shiffrin’s coaching staff, will be joining its alpine coaching team as its Senior Director of High Performance Sport.
In this new, full-time leadership position, Jeff’s responsibilities will include working with longtime Alpine Program Director, Steve Utter, to refine the school’s already strong approach and to shape the future of the school’s alpine program.
“Jeff is a skilled and innovative alpine leader with international credibility and experience who can help take GMVS to the next level. He is a natural fit,” notes Steve Utter, GMVS’s Alpine Program Director. “His experience and understanding of alpine ski racing is immeasurably valuable to our program. I look forward to our collaboration.”
Over the last 25 years, Jeff has coached at every level of the development system, from U12 to the World Cup. In thinking about this next step of his career, he stated, “ I’ve always been intrigued by the outsized contribution academies make in the national athlete pipeline. GMVS has a 50-year history of offering its student-athletes world-class facilities in a beautiful natural setting. Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to pursue excellence here? I look forward to joining the team and helping harness the full potential of GMVS.”
In the words of Head of School, Tracy Keller, “As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary and set our eyes on the future, we remain steadfast in our commitment to elite ski racing. Jeff’s tireless work ethic coupled with his passion for alpine ski racing and a world view of high performance athletics will propel us forward. We are thrilled to have him on board.”
Founded in 1973 and entering its 50th year, Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) stands apart as a unique educational institution of about 125 students that supports one very clear mission: through the unique sport of ski racing (Alpine and Nordic) and, through education in the liberal arts tradition, it is our mission to develop the whole person with a life-long love of learning, sport and adventure. Our goal is to create an environment in which our students can become well-rounded scholars, athletes, and citizens who value discipline, responsibility, respect, independent initiative, and total commitment and effort.