Built on a Tradition of Excellence

Freestyle Coaches

The SMS freestyle coaching staff provides a comprehensive curriculum that provides the acquisition of skills in freestyle necessary to be competitive skiers. This includes technical, physiological, sociological and psychological training and competition and equipment. 

Deb Newson
Freestyle Program Director
(802) 770-0002 (cell)
(802) 856-1146 (office) 

Deb Newson joined SMS in the spring of 2013 to direct a newly created full-time freestyle program. With accomplished athletes at every level of the sport, including Development, Regional, Junior Nationals, NorAms, Junior Worlds, U.S. Nationals, World Cup and the Olympics, Deb brings over 20 years of freestyle coaching experience to SMS. She was named the USSA Development Coach of the Year in 2010, a gold-level USSA Award. She has served as chairperson of USSA Eastern Division Freestyle-Freeskiing since 2002. SMS is surely to continue its tradition of excellence with the freestyle program. 

Sam Tarrant
Freestyle Head Coach
(518) 796-0254 (cell)
(802) 856-1146 (office) 

Sam Tarrant joined SMS in 2013. Sam has years of experience both as a top-ranked athlete and coach in the sport of freestyle. Sam serves as the Eastern representative on the national committee for the sport of mogul skiing.

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