Video: Youth is served for alpine head coach Micaela Holland ’11
As an alpine skier at Bates, Micaela Holland ’11 skied at three NCAA Championships.
Five years later, she’s leading the alpine ski team as the youngest head coach at Bates. Being young, she says, helps her to connect with her skiers.
“She knows exactly what it’s like to be in our shoes,” says Hannah Johnson ’18 of Incline Village, Nev.
“Once you start coaching, you say things that sound so simple. In reality, when you’re the person doing them, they are really hard,” says Holland, who was the head alpine coach at Clarkson University in 2015-16.
“I’m still familiar with that disparity, so I think that helps me communicate things a little better.”