Snowboarding

The Gould Academy Competition Program’s Snowboard Team helps riders reach their goals – whether competing for the first time at a local USASA event or standing on the podium at the Burton US Open Series and beyond.

Riders benefit from the perfect blend of hard work, dedicated coaches, a high-quality training facility at Sunday River, and balanced programming that only a school like Gould can offer.

Year-round training tailored to the individual student-athlete and including their off season sport of choice, such as competitive skateboarding, soccer, lacrosse, or mountain biking, is supplemented with plyometrics training and work in the Farnsworth Field House weight room and trampoline room.

Team Roster:

FIS SBX Team
First Name Last Name YOG Hometown
Adalia Flores 2018 South Orleans, MA
Helen French 2019 Cumberland, ME
Liam Maguire 2018 Scituate, MA
Henry McCarthy 2018 Sebago, ME
Cassidy Webster 2019
Aerin Young 2019 Redding, CT
Elite Slopestyle Team:
First Name Last Name YOG Hometown
Liam Maguire 2018 Scituate, MA
Aidan Mahoney 2021 Newry, ME
Development Team:
First Name Last Name YOG Hometown
Phillip Devlin 2019
Nathan Pare 2023 Farmingdale, ME
Sofia Stasinos 2023 Peabody, MA

Competition Program - Snowboarding Coaches

KC Gandee

Gould Academy Competition Program
Snowboard Program Director
B.A. Eastern Mennonite University
Boys’ Junior Varsity Soccer Coach

Bio

Coach Gandee brings over 15 years of experience to the Gould Academy Competition Program’s Snowboard Team. A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, he earned a degree in management and organizational development, and later spent 10 years working at resorts including Stratton, Okemo, Killington, Northstar, and Sierra at Tahoe. Most recently, he was the Snowboard Program Director at Killington Mountain School in Vermont. Coach Gandee’s list of credentials is extensive. In addition to being on the AASI National Team from 2004 until 2008, he is Level III certified, an examiner for the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), and a USSA Level 300 SBX Coach and Level 200 Aerials coach. In his spare time, he also serves as the coach representative on the USASA Board of Directors. When not coaching (or preparing to coach), Coach Gandee spends time on the Hudson River Gorge in the Adirondacks as a whitewater rafting guide. He is an avid rock climber and loves exploring rivers and lakes with his wife, Courtney, and their two golden retrievers.

Dustin Holzweiss

Gould Academy Competition Program
Assistant Snowboard Coach

Bio

Coach Holzweiss graduated from Gould Academy in 2002 and has been giving back to the Gould community as a Weekend Coach for the past eight years. In 2014 Coach Holzweiss began coaching full-time student-athletes as the Development Coach, helping younger and developing riders have the most fun with the strongest foundation for skills improvement. Coach Holzweiss is USASA Level 200 certified with a slopestyle endorsement.

Dave Lynch

Mathematics Teacher
B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Prep Snowboard Coach
Boys’ Junior Varsity 2 Soccer Head Coach

Bio

After graduating from college, Mr. Lynch tutored math and science privately while coaching snowboarding around the world. He taught math, chemistry, and health at Mount Mansfield Ski Club, living there as a dorm parent, and worked for AASI as an examiner for 15 years, traveling to different resorts throughout the country and the world, training their snowboard and ski instructors. Mr. Lynch was also a member of the National Demonstration Team and presented at Interski Austria in 2010. At Gould Mr. Lynch teaches math, coaches prep snowboarding, and is the Head Coach for our Thirds Soccer Program. He lives just off campus with his wife, Carrie, and daughter, Addison. He dreams of one day swimming the English Channel and snowboarding on the two continents that he has yet to visit: Africa and Antarctica.