Coaching Staff

Brad Wall ’96
Athletic Director, Head Men’s U16 Coach
802.274.8962  |  bwall@burkemtnacademy.org

Felix McGrath
Sport Director
802.626.5607  |  fmcgrath@burkemtnacademy.org

Darrell Gray
High Performance Director
802.427.8025  |  dgray@burkemtnacademy.org 
B.S. Appalachian State University, Graduate Studies North Carolina University
The U.S. Ski Team Domestic Coach of the Year in 2006, Darrell has his Level 400 coaches’ certification and also runs the strength and conditioning program at BMA. He is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and also has his USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Certification. One of Darrell’s favorite quotes is, “If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life!” Darrell and his wife Lisa came to BMA in 1996 and are dorm parents in Willoughby House. They have three children: Haley, Zach, and Kate.

JP Daigneault
Head Men’s FIS Coach
802.535.1944 |  jp@burkemtnacademy.org 
B.A. in Economics Dartmouth College, Computer Science University of Ottawa
JP is a USSA Level 300 certified coach (level 400 nearing completion!) and Alpine Canada CSCF Performance Level/Certified coach.
JP got on skis a bit late around age 7 and started racing at 12, just north of the border, with the Owl’s Head Ski Club. He eventually found his way to VT where he PG’d two years at GMVS. During that time he made it to World Juniors for Canada (1993). He then raced for Dartmouth College the next 4 seasons where he captained the ski team and earned four individual D1 First-Team All-America awards.JP comes to BMA from across Lake Champlain where he spent the previous three seasons rebooting the Alpine program at Northwood School in Lake Placid. JP also coached the British Columbia provincial team in Canada prior to that and was head coach for the men’s Québec provincial team in 2010-2012. JP loves golf, lives on-campus, and keeps dreaming about having a Newfoundland puppy dog one day.

Kyle Darling
Head Women’s FIS Coach
603.726.6571  |  kdarling@burkemtnacademy.org 

Jake Fisher
Head Women’s U16 Coach
802.626.5607  |  jfisher@burkemtnacademy.org 

Christine Booker
Head U14 Coach
802.626.5607  |  cbooker@burkemtnacademy.org 
Bachelor of Education McGill Univeristy
Christine grew up in the Laurentians near a small ski area North of the Vermont border. She started ski racing when she was 12, and went on to compete at the National and international level as a member of the Quebec ski team. While pursuing a physical education degree at McGill University, she started her coaching career at the club level on weekends as well as completing CSCF level 3 as well level 4 CSIA certifications. Upon graduation, she became a fulltime alpine ski coach. Her coaching experience ranges between U12 club level, ski academies, private post graduate and collegiate programs. Some career highlights are guiding the Dartmouth Alpine Women team to a four consecutive Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships, winning the national title in 2007 and being inducted in the Dartmouth’s Wearers of the Green. Christine is starting her third season as the U14 head coach.

Steve Berlack
Men’s U16 Coach
802.626.5607  |  sberlack@burkemtnacademy.org 
B.A. University of New Hampshire
Steve, a USSA Level 400 certified coach, has worked with the BMA men’s and women’s FIS and U16 teams for over a decade, even serving as alpine program director for a year. Prior to Burke, he coached with the Europa Cup and World Cup groups for Poland. He is a former trustee and treasurer of the school. Steve and his wife Cindy (former BMA Junior Program Coach), and their daughter, Carolyn, live in Franconia, NH. Tragically, their son, Ronnie (BMA ‘12 – USST 2014, 2015), was killed in Soelden, Austria January 2015.

Crosby Coughlin
 U12 Junior Program Coach
802.626.5607  |  ccoughlin@burkemtnacademy.org 

Bryna McCarty ’02
U16 Women’s Coach
802.626.5607 |  bmccarty@burkemtnacademy.org 

Peter Ostroski
Men’s FIS Coach
802.626.5607 |  postroski@burkemtnacademy.org 

Garrett Quimby
U14 Coach
802.427.8011 |  gmquimby@burkemtnacademy.org

Diann Roffe ’85
Director of BMA Junior Program
717.579.6604 |  droffe@burkemtnacademy.org

Ashley Sargent
U12 Junior Program Coach
802.626.5607 |  asargent@burkemtnacademy.org
B.A. University of Denver, US Ski Team 1993-1997
Ashley grew up in a ski racing family out of NH. She attended GMVS, and skied on the US Women’s World Cup Speed Team, attending 2 World Jr. Championships and taking many Nor-am titles home in her young career. She began coaching U12’s at Mount Mansfield Ski Club in Stowe, VT and has been at BMA coaching U12’s and U14’s for 4 years. She currently has 3 children at BMA, Sophie (FIS), Poppy (U16), and Harper (U14). Besides having a true passion for ski racing, she can often be found free skiing Dippers, fat tire biking, Nordic skiing, skating and skinning. “The most gratifying part of my involvement in ski racing has by far, been coaching U12’s and U14’s. I am continuously learning, progressing as a coach and love seeing the athletes find the true love for ski racing”.

Jeff Sirjane
Men’s FIS Coach
802.626.5607 |  jsirjane@burkemtnacademy.org 
Jeff has a long history at Burke: he served as a coach and equipment technician at BMA from 1980-84, and continued coaching in the BMA Junior Program for many years after leaving his full-time role at Burke. Jeff then worked in a variety of race department positions at Salomon; providing World Cup Service from 1984-1996. In 1996 he joined the staff at World Cup Supply working in sales and providing safety installations for World Cup Events, US Alpine Championships, X-Games and several Red Bull Projects. Jeff and his wife Penny (BMA ’81) live in East Burke, Vermont; they have two daughters.

Kraig Sourbeer ’83
Women’s FIS Coach
802.626.5607 |  ksourbeer@burkemtnacademy.org 

Ali Spencer
Athletic Trainer, Women’s FIS Coach, Return to Snow
802.626.5607 |  aspencer@burkemtnacademy.org 

Jimmy Whiteley
Women’s FIS Coach
802.626.5607 |  jwhiteley@burkemtnacademy.org 

Chad Wolk ’94
Men’s FIS Coach
802.626.5607 |  cwolk@burkemtnacademy.org   
B.A. University of Colorado, US Ski Team 1997
Chad is a 2 time NCAA Team Champion and recieved multiple All-American honors. He has coached at Buck Hill, BMA, the Park City Ski Team,  the US National Training Group (NTG),  and the US Ski Team Europa Cup group and is a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Level 300 certified coach and PSIA level 3 certified instructor. Growing up in the small town of Dresbach, Minnesota Chad started skiing at MT. LaCrosse where he learned to love every part of skiing and racing.  It was this love that allowed him to work hard and have success that led him to BMA, the U.S. Ski Team and the University of Colorado as an athlete.  As a coach he loves to help athletes learn, grow, and develop as athletes, students, and people.  He loves golf, his family, and is looking forward to what comes next.