Mike Day, until recently the USST Head Men’s World Cup technical coach, has signed on to be Head Men’s Coach at GMVS. Mike spent the past three seasons working primarily with Ted Ligety who under Mike’s tutelage is a four-time World Championship winner and two-time Overall World Cup GS winner.
"GMVS has a great tradition of excellence” explained Day. “The opportunity to be a part of that tradition is exciting. My most recent experiences have provided me a unique perspective into the world of ski racing. I am looking forward to applying what I have learned to the successful programs already established at GMVS."
Day, who will assume his Head Coaching position officially on April 15, has already started working with GMVS in setting up programs, learning about athletes and planning for conditioning and summer skiing.
Day’s extensive coaching resume includes stints as Head J1/2 Coach with Park City Ski Team, and Head Men’s FIS coach at CVA. Day gained great understanding of the material side of alpine skiing in his six years as National Alpine Race Director at Fischer Sports USA.
Of his coach, Ted Ligety said, “Mike played an integral part in my ski development, from coaching me at the club level in Park City to working together on the World Cup. We've spent a lot of time together over the last few years, he and his coaching will be missed. GMVS is lucky to have him."
Steve Utter, Alpine Program Director and Head Coach says, "On a personal note, I am thrilled to be working with Mike. His work ethic, experience and temperament make him an ideal fit for GMVS. Please join me in welcoming Mike to the program."