With an amazing Olympics from our neighbors in the north completed we were extremely excited and proud here in the Hood River Valley. Rooting for the amazing skills and talent that our athletes have is always a fun event. But also knowing that one of our own residents was the head coach leading them was thrilling. Here’s a little bit about Hood River resident and U.S. Head Ski Coach Jim Tracy from the U.S. Ski website:
Jim Tracy, former women’s head speed coach from 1997-2004, returned to lead the U.S. women’s alpine program following the 2008 season.
Tracy, who grew up in Mammoth ski racing, started skiing around the age of 10. Tracy made the move from California to Vail, CO, where he spent 24 years of his life. While in Vail, he raced Masters and won the national downhill title for the 25-35 age group.
Tracy coached for Ski Club Vail from 1976 to 1986 before joining the coaching staff at the U.S. Ski Team where he coached the men’s and women’s speed programs and the development and Europa Cup teams. Tracy has also coached through five Olympics and eight World Championships in his career.
Tracy lives in Hood River, OR with his wife Sue.
Way to go Jim! For more information on the exciting sport of skiing please visit US Ski team website and get involved!No comments Digg this