Meet Our Coaches

Stay tuned for updated 2021-2022 coaches list, and let us know if you are interested in joining this great group!

Head Coaches

Ford Sayre Nordic Head Coach:
Hilary McNamee – Hilary hails from the most Northern reaches of Maine, where winter lasts nearly all year. Hilary began coaching with Ford Sayre in 2011, during her undergrad years at Dartmouth and later worked for four seasons as the Dartmouth Ski Team Assistant. She has a background in biathlon and attended five World Junior Championships representing USA. In her role as Ford Sayre Nordic Head Coach, she oversees all Nordic programming in addition to being the head coach for the Junior Nordic Team (JNT), Ford Sayre’s high school racing program. Her other passion in life is growing and arranging flowers.

BKL Head Coach:
Jay Davis – Jay started skiing in Bethel, ME, where in elementary school he witnessed the Torger Tokel league change to the Bill Koch League when young Vermonter Bill won a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics. He lives in Lyme and works with first generation and low income students at Dartmouth College, where he captained the collegiate team as an undergraduate and then coached the college team for two years after graduation. He has two kids who have loved being part of Ford Sayre skiing and racing, and he has coached all grade levels with Ford Sayre in the 21 years he has been with the program.  He is now the Head Coach for the K-8 BKL Programs, which allows him to learn and laugh with kids and coaches of all ages.

Our BKL Head Coach is responsible for the organization, preparation and direction of our fabulous coaching team. Please address all coaching inquiries to Jay at HeadCoachBKL@FordSayre.org.

K-2 Head Coach: Tricia Groff

Program Heads

Taissa Cox (K-2)

Amber Hanna (3rd-8th)

Grades K-2

Program Head: Taissa Cox, 860-712-4893, JuniorBKL@fordsayre.org

Grade 3 & 4

Program Head: Amber Hanna, 603-209-1676, BKL@fordsayre.org

5-8th Adventure Program

Head Coach:

Susan Frankenstein – Susan says that any day on skis is a good day. She used to race, but now is happiest seeing where that old road or opening in the woods goes. On skis, one can get to so many places that are too wet in summer. Susan loves to see the kids grow and gain confidence on skis and hear their stories as they search out the next adventure. When not skiing, she likes to mountain bike, hike, garden, and read.

Friday Race Cinic

Head Coaches:

U14/U16 Weekend Race Program