This will be Jason's 13th year as head coach for the Wilson/Central Catholic Ski Team and 14th year with the team. Jason serves as the Vice President of the OISRA along with contributing to the Three Rivers League management (Jason served as the President of the TRL for four years). His ski racing background consists of 2 years with the University of Oregon Club Team, four years of high school racing in the Three Rivers League, and a few Mighty Mite races. Highlights from Jason's racing career are a 9th places SL and combined finish in the 1998 State Championships.
Jason is a level 100 USSA coach and a certified coach for the OISRA. Aside from his ski coaching and racing background, Jason has been an assistant coach for the Sheldon High School Track & Field program, a coach at the Steen's Mountain Running Camp (5 years), and also a member of the University of Oregon Track and Field program. Jason is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. Jason works for Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning here in Portland and has been for 14 years.
Matt is fondly referred to as “OLD SCHOOL”.
This will be Matt’s 19th year coaching the Wilson & Central Catholic Ski Teams. His racing experience includes Mighty Mites, Nastar, PNSA Elite, FIS GS and Slalom as well as placing 3rd in Giant Slalom at NCSA Nationals while racing for Oregon State. He has also raced City League, Golden Rose and miscellaneous Pro Circuit.
Matt was also a Mountain Guide with the Mt. Bailey Snocats and he
has climbed and skied many of the Cascade Volcanoes. A highlight for Matt was when he climbed and skied off the summit of Denali in Alaska in 1990.
Matt has coached Youth Basketball and Baseball for 15 years. Because of his love of working with youth and of skiing Matt has provided many a beginning ski racer the coaching and encouragement to become better skiers and competitors while representing their individual schools and community.
Wilson Ski Team: Beth Butler
Central Catholic Ski Team: TBA