Thursday, November 5, 2009

Andrew Johnson- Coach Spotlight


In Andy's own words

I am 23 years old and a recent graduate of Plymouth State University in NH. I

am from Mattapoisett, MA and since a very young age was raised on surfing,

skating and snowboarding. I was the last one in my family to start snowboarding

when I was 10 years old. By the age of 12 I was already competing and

medaling at USASA nationals and sponsored by the American Ski Company. Soon

after, I started what would be a long term sponsorship with Atomic Snowboards

and traveled around the country following contest circuits like the Grand Prix’s.

When I was 15 I became a member of the US Junior Gold Team, and trained

with the US Team halfpipe coaches in the summers. The following season I was

the USASA National halfpipe champion as well as a semifinalist at the US Open.

After postponing college for a chance to move out west and peruse

snowboarding I unfortunately blew out my knee and decided to go to school.

While In college I started coaching under Bill Enos for the Waterville Valley

Academy (who produced riders like Pat Moore, Chas Guldemond, Tim

Humphreys, Greg Maxwell, Brandon Reis and many more). Later I began judging

for USASA and other various east coast events. This past winter I began

coaching again for the Holderness School in NH which produced several USASA

national medalists. After finishing school this past spring I moved to Park City,

where I now reside and await the lifts to start spinning. I look forward to

meeting you all as the Head coach for TUT Canyons Snowboard Team.

Andrew Johnson, TUT Canyons head coach

We at Team Utah are glad Andrew made the trek to Utah, and his past coaching and riding experience combined with The Canyons' terrain promise to bring a season to remember for TUT Canyons riders. Andrew's Canyons staff includes Gregory Gibb, a longtime coach and instructor.

To ride with team utah:
or call 801-573-7348

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