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Head Coach  Dave Bingham: Dave is a long time SVSEF coach logging about 17 years with the Nordic Devo program over the years.  Dave is not only the Head Coach for Croy but also at Lake Creek spending as much time as possible with the Valley's young nordic athletes!  He has 2 kids and when he isn't shepherding young skiers around the Croy trails, he chinks for Dave Bingham Log Home Chinking.  Dave has always been the ultimate outdoor adventure guy he enjoys rock climbing, snowboarding, finding new routes (he is a guide book author) and is still climbing 5.12 at age 52!  Dave's wide range of experience with skiing not only includes his 15 years of coaching experience but also tele skiing, working for the Trapp Family lodge in Vermont, lots of backcountry ski and snowboarding, and 1st descents on numerous area peaks. A couples things you might not know about Dave (and might be quite surprised to hear) are that he... had long hair and wore moccasins in the 70s, and he spent 2 years climbing in Yosemite!
 
Bob Coplin: This is Bob's 6th year coaching with SVSEF and Croy Nordic.  Bob is from Hailey and graduated from the New Mexico Academy of Advanced Healing Arts.  Bob is the owner and therapist at Boulder Mt massage for the the last 20 years and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities during his free time.  Bob's hobbies include; skiing backcountry, alpine, nordic, road biking, mtn biking, river kayaking, river rafting, sailing, canoeing, camping, backpacking, and sea kayaking.  He has been skiing for probably 55 years (alpine) and 30 years (cross country).  


Svea Grover: Svea has been coaching nordic skiing for 8 years and this is her 6th year with SVSEF.  Svea is from Homer, Alaska and attended UNM, University of Oslo, and NAU but she lives in Hailey with her two kids Eva and Anja and her husband Chris who is a US coach extraordinaire.  When she isn't coaching Svea makes "Noodles & Doodles" placemats, works at the SV Wine Auction, and works for The Mountain School.  During her free time she really enjoys cooking (sometimes even baking for the ski team), craft projects with her kids, hiking, skiing, and running.  Svea's experiences with nordic skiing spreads throughout her life, she raced in high school qualifying for Junior Nationals all 4 years, raced for UNM her 1st year of College and still skis often just for fun.  One thing you might not know about Svea is that she coached the Prep Team when coaches Kelley and Ashley were SVSEF skiers...


 

Kelley Sinnott: This is my 9th year coaching for SVSEF and my 9th year with Croy Creek Devo.  I was born and raised in Ketchum, have been part of SVSEF for 22 years and am proud to be part of such a great organization. Over the course of my childhood I was part of the alpine, snowboard, and nordic teams but spent the majority of my time on the XC trails. I was part of the nordic team from 2nd grade through high school and after graduating from high school I headed east to Bates College.  At Bates I was a member of the Bates Ski Team for 1 year and for 3 years I was a member of the Bates Hockey Team, after graduating from Bates I found my way back to Idaho and XC skiing. Currently I am trying to spend as much time coaching as possible, I am the Head Coach for the XC Prep program and during the off seasons I coach for Sawtooth United and am the assistant coach for the WRHS varsity girls soccer team.  If I'm not on the ski trails you are most likely to find me tele skiing on Baldy, playing hockey with the Ketchum Five Stars or sitting by Petit Lake in the summer.  One thing you might not know about me is that I make my own Dill Pickles!!...