T.E.S. Hynes – SOD Program Director
T.E.S. joined the Alpine Ontario staff in 2016 as the SOD Women’s Head Coach. TES has managed athletes onto the podium at the National and International level and has worked with multiple top 3 ranked FIS athletes who then moved on to Provincial and ultimately National Team placements.
TES’ coaching style or philosophy is rooted in “Decision Training”. Cultivating intrinsic ski racers who are motivated, independent and as part of the process, ultimately, they develop transferable life skills that create better ski racers and people. TES lives in the Beaver Valley with his wife and two children. He is a Level 3 CSCF, Level 2 CSIA.
AOA Duties: TES reports to both the AOA Executive Director and the SOD Committee. He is charged with servicing the SOD membership at large from the grassroots level to the SOD Ski Team. TES will assume a presence on the hill attending events and races across SOD and provide leadership to athletes and families as required.
Phone: (705) 444-5111 x 133
Suki Chapman – SOD Program Manager
Suki has been in the ski industry since 1989 when she joined SOD/Alpine Ontario South (AOS)/AOA until 2003. She then joined the team at Devil’s Glen Country Club as the Program Coordinator for 11 years before joining the team at Osler Bluff Ski Club as the Race Events Coordinator. Prior to her ‘ski’ career Suki was with the Ontario Cycling Association and on a part-time basis worked as the head coach at Mont St. Louis Moonstone and Horseshoe Valley working with the Nancy Greene team. Suki is a Level 3 CSIA, Level 1 CSCF & Level 3 Official. Suki is from Stouffville and now lives in Collingwood.
SOD Duties: Suki reports to the SOD Program Director and is responsible for all administrative support to the SOD program including the SOD race calendar, SOD program guidelines and SOD Ski Team Administration.
Phone: (705) 444-5111 ext 133
Men’s Team Head Coach – Taylor Martin
Head Coach of the SOD team since 2013 with 12 years of FIS experience including time with the Ontario Ski Team, Escarpment FIS Team, and the Osler Bluff FIS team. He has been a driving force behind the SOD Ski Team that was re-launched in 2014 with 5 athletes and has since grown to 24 team members.
Women’s Team Head Coach – Will Gyles
Will is originally from Toronto and is also a lifelong skier who started at the young age of 2 before he started racing at age 11 with the Jozo Weider Ski Club. He progressed up to the ranks of FIS where he raced for eight years including the Ontario and Ontario Development Teams. Will has been coaching for 10 years, including eight seasons with the Georgian Peaks Ski Club primarily working with K1/U14 athletes. More recently he spent two seasons with the Men’s Ontario Ski Team as an Assistant coach. Over the seasons, Will has worked with many successful Ontario athletes including those who have progressed to the National Ski Team.
CSCF Performance Level (Trained)
USSA Alpine Level 200
NCCP Level 3
ACA Level 3 Officials
Coach – Bebe Zoricic
Bebe is originally from Sarajevo and has been coaching since 1988 at the U14, U16 and FIS level. He has dedicated much of hi his life to supporting skiers in a variety of ways including mentoring and fundraising with the NZ Foundation. Bebe is a huge supporter of grassroots skiing, having started the Thursday night NZ Training nights at the Craigleith Ski Club. He also financially supports the following projects: NZ Events, ACA U16 Rising Stars Camp, ACA U16 Barcelonnette, France project and the Whistler Cup.
- NCI graduate – 2013 National Coaching Institute Level 4 Coach
- Level 3 CSCF & ChPc – Chartered Professional Coach
- Winner multiple times of the AOA ‘Coach of the Year’ Award
- Recipient of Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee for Community work with young people
- Telecom Engineer with Bell Mobility for 27 years.
“Ski fast, be safe, enjoy the journey and there is always tomorrow.”