Gould Academy Hires Head Snowboard Coach Kevin “KC” Gandee

June 17, 2014
KC Gandee

KC Gandee

 

Gould Academy has hired Kevin “KC” Gandee as the new head snowboard coach for the Gould Academy Competition Program (GACP).

“We are thrilled to have KC join our community,” said Head of School Matt Ruby. “His background and reputation make him an excellent fit for Gould and our snowboarding student-athletes.”

Gandee will leave the Killington Mountain School (KMS) where he has spent the past four years as the snowboard program director for both the school and the Killington Ski Club (KSC). While there he led the KMS/KSC team to eight podiums and seven top ten results at the 2014 USCSA Nationals in Copper, CO.

Gandee is an AASI Certified Level 3 instructor, a USASA Level 200 snowboard coach and a USSA Level 200 aerials coach. He is also one of six USSA Level 300 snowboard cross coaches in the country. He sits on the PSIA-E/AASAI board of examiners and was selected to the AASI Snowboard Team from 2004-2008. He currently serves on the USASA executive board as the coach’s representative.

“I am very excited to join Gould and to lead its snowboarding program,” said Gandee. “This is a great opportunity to further grow an already strong, reputable program and to work with such dedicated student-athletes. I look forward to getting started.”

Gandee will join the Gould community in Bethel with his adventure partner and wife of 12 years, Courtney, along with their two golden retrievers and tabby cat.

Gould Academy is a coed college preparatory school located at the eastern edge of the White Mountains in Bethel, Maine. With 240 students and an average class size of ten, the Academy prepares academically motivated students for college and helps them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.

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  1. Avatar Doc Miller says:

    My son, Matthew and I, traveled, raced and experienced the Game of Life with KC this past year. When my wife Terri joined us at the Nationals, she came to realize how special the experience was and why I drove 12,000 miles last winter. I am not sure just how lucky the Gould community realizes they are. We have become family to each other, love him dearly and da chicken joins us in wishing him well on this next leg of life’s journey. As we say in Southern Vermont, “Its not who you beat, but who you meet”.

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