Coaches

Todd Haywood

The club is very excited to have Todd Haywood as our Program Director. Todd’s ski experience includes racing at World Cups, Olympics and multiple World Championships for his home nation of New Zealand. He also brings a wealth of coaching experience and leadership to the team. It is excited to continue the tradition of excellence that our program’s has always provided.

Mike Necesanek

Calgary Alpine is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Necesanek to the the FIS Program. Born 1961 in Toronto, Ontario resided in Aurora till 1972 when family moved to Banff. Lived in Banff for 35 years grew up playing hockey and skiing. Joined the Banff Ski Runners at age 12 when the local coach came to the door and recruited athletes from hockey to ski racing. After 7 years of racing with BSR /AST and three knee surgeries later began coaching with the Mt. Norquay Racing Club (now CARC) FIS team. Three years of club coaching led to the national ski team and thirty years of elite level coaching with various academies, provincial teams and CAST. The 2017 season brings a new adventure with the CARC FIS Team. Residing in Calgary with my wife Jill and are 2 keeshonds Radler and Taos. Life long Montreal Canadiens fan and aspiring golfer

Tim Zarski

Tim is a Performance Level Certified coach and is focused on continuing his education within the Canadian coaching system. He holds a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Alberta and loves to help students and athletes along their path to success through focusing on an individual programming and interaction system. He has lived in Calgary for 5 years now and is loving every minute of it. Hobbies include but are not limited to: golf, food, gardening and driving long distances.

Chris Patterson

Chris returns to lead the U14 team for 2017/18. Chris has a long history of experience with ski racing in Alberta, racing for Rabbit Hill and the Northern Alberta Ski Team back in the day. After cutting his teeth coaching in Ontario while attending university, Chris returned to Alberta and continues to focus on the U14 age group in combination with a full-time engineering career in Calgary. Chris has coached all levels from Entry Level to FIS over his 10+ years of experience and also has experience as a sailing coach. With his depth of sporting background, Chris looks to introduce U12 athletes to key fundamentals of training and competition with respect and sportsmanship paramount.