COACHES WEEK 2019: INTRODUCING JAKE HOLDEN - SBX COACH / NEXTGEN COACH
September 27, 2019
Jake Holden is a guy who believes anything is possible and will give you the confidence to believe it, too. A former Olympian who had a longstanding tenure with the snowboardcross National Team as an athlete, Jake brings over a decade of experience as an athlete and coach, and is going into his second season as our Snowboardcross National Team assistant and NextGen coach. Jake is a seamless compliment to the snowboardcross team and coaching staff - bringing fresh ideas and perspectives that continue to push the snowboardcross program and athletes to excel. Jake has been a great addition to the high performance program and we are looking forward to many more seasons with him.
Kim Krahulec - Speed Performance Manager
We caught up with Jake to talk career highlights and his plans for this season!
Name: Jake Holden
Position: Assistant Coach & NextGen, National SnowboardCross Team.
Years Coaching with Canada Snowboard: 1
Career Highlights: Coaching at the Junior World Championship in Austria having our Male athlete, Eliot Grondin win 2nd place overall.
Memorable Coaching Moments:
Kevin Hill Baquira, Spain WC jumping over a fallen competitor before a jump feature in the final rounds to love onto big finals.
- constant Travel adventures with the team.
- Sass Fee fall training camp. Beautiful weather and location.
What are you looking forward to most this season:
Seeing our athletes on the podium
Favourite Resort / Run:
Anywhere in Austria.
Thanks Jake and good luck this season!