Calvin Wight

Teewinot Coach

Calvin grew up in Concord, Massachusetts and Poland, Maine where he played soccer in high school and took up Nordic Skiing, and later skied for Cambridge Sports Union as a junior racer. After graduating from Concord Carlisle Regional High School he attended Colby College where he nordic ski raced at the Division 1 level on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association circuit all four years while attaining a degree in Geology and Environmental Science. Calvin also was an assistant coach for the Central Maine Ski Club’s Junior Team throughout his career at Colby.

After graduating from Colby College, Calvin moved out to Jackson where he has guided fly fishing trips in the summer for a local outdoor program, and in the winter he has worked for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as a Nordic Ski Guide in Grand Teton National Park as well as for the Jackson Hole Ski Club. The 2018/2019 winter will be his third season with JHSC, having previously coached the Teewinot and Development teams.

Calvin has worked with numerous coaches of varying training and developmental ideologies from all over the United States during his career, which has provided him with a diverse background of teaching styles that can be catered to best suit athletes on an individual basis.

Credentials/Certifications

USSA L100, Four-year varsity racer at Colby College, CDL licensee, Wilderness First Responder, and Second Place in the Moose Chase 2019.

Education

Bachelors degree in Geology and Environmental Science

Personal Philosophy

My personal philosophy is pretty basic: To help create an environment that encourages athletes to learn and develop in sport and life, to foster a positive learning environment through perceived times of success and failure. My understanding of success is to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the moment, and instead of calling it work, realize it is play.

Discipline: 
Nordic
Position: 
Coach
Email: 
cwight@jhskiclub.org