Men's Ski

 

  Skip Fox
Skip Fox

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
3rd Season at UMass


Skip Fox is in his third season as the head coach of the men's and women's ski teams. Fox has an extensive career in skiing and has been coaching at various levels since 1979.

In 2008 Fox led both the Men's and Women's Ski teams to appearances in the USCSA National Championships. The men's squad took both the Giant Slalom and Slalom National Championships in 2008, the first time in 23 years that an eastern team had captured either title. Prior to last season, the highest placing for the men was third in 2005. The Minutewomen came in third place in the Slalom of the USCSA National Championships, and finished in third place in the ESCS Conference Standings.

In his first season, Fox led the Minutemen to a second place finish in the MacConnell Division, third in the ECSC Regionals, and seventh at the USCSA Nationals. The Minutewomen finished in sixth in the division and did not qualify for Regionals. However, Fox coached Eliza Hawkins to an individual appearance at Nationals, where she finished in third in the Giant Slalom.

Prior to UMass, Fox served as the head coach and programs director of the Mount Ashland Racing Association from 2004-06. He was responsible for the management, organization and implementation of program operations for 150 athletes and 15 coaches. He coached all racers of all levels and was responsible for technical training, race and event organization and many other duties.

He has run his own Fox Ski Camps since 1997, serving as camp director. He has organized and developed successful summer camps for the development of skiers.

Fox was a guest coach for the United States Development Ski team from 2003-05 as part of the Europa Cup Ski Team during those summers.

He served as a head alpine ski coach at the Vermont Academy in 2003-04.

From 1993-2003, Fox served as the head coach and program director at the Stratton Training Center in Stratton, Vermont. He coached racers, provided technical training for coaches, organized races, handled staff selection and the budget.

He has handled a variety of coaching roles at the following for the following programs as well: Bromley Outing Club in Peru, Vermont from 1991-93 and 1981-83; Jay Peak Ski Club in Montgomery Center, Vermont from 1986-87; Ski Club Vail in Colorado from 1983-85 and the Mount Mansfield Ski Club in Stowe, Vermont in 1979-81.

Fox is a graduate of Stratton Mountain School and former college ski racer at Johnson State College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

He is a USSA International Certified Coach who truly cares about each individual's progress. Fox also a member of the Vermont Alpine Racing Association's Board of Directors and serves on the Junior Alpine Competitions Committee & Scholarship Committee.

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02/25/2009
Q&A With Head Ski Coach Skip Fox Recapping The ECSC Regionals
The UMass Women's Ski Team captured a trip to the USCSA Nationals next weekend after their fifth place finish in last weekend's ECSC Regionals. The Minutewomen placed three skiers in the top-15 during both days of the Regionals. The Men's team, the defending USCSA National Champions, will not be returning to the Nationals after their sixth place finish over the weekend. The Minutemen had a tough day in Saturday's Slalom, finishing in ninth place before recovering with a second place finish in the Giant Slalom. Andrew Hawes, Matthew Small and Travis Hopkins will participate in the NCAA EISA Eastern Regional Championships this weekend at Sugarloaf.
 
 
02/23/2009
Men's Skiing Places Six, Women Fifth, At ECSC Regionals
  • Slalom Results | Giant Slalom Results
    The UMass Ski team competed in the ECSC Regionals this past weekend in Waterville Valley, N.H. The women's team finished fifth overall, securing a spot in the USCSA Nationals in Winter Park, Colo. from March 3-7. The Men's team finished sixth overall after a disappointing ninth place finish in the Slalom before a second place finish in Sunday's Giant Slalom. UMass Skiing will be back in action this weekend when they will participate in the EISA Regionals at Sugarloff.
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    02/18/2009
    UMass Skiing Prepares For ECSC Regionals At Waterville Valley
    UMass Skiing will travel to Waterville Valley, N.H. this weekend to compete in the ECSC Regionals. The Minutemen are coming off a successful weekend at the Boston College Carnival, where they locked a spot for the USCSA Regionals. The men's team finished second in the Giant Slalom before a sixth place Slalom finish while the women placed fourth in Friday's Giant Slalom before finishing fifth in the Slalom. The Men's team finished the regular season in third place in the MacConnell standings, while the Minutewomen finished fifth.
     
     

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