Windells Academy adds new snowboard director and head coach

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 29, 2010 3:06 pm

Windells Academy has announced Miah Wheeler as the school’s new snowboard director and head coach.

Before joining Windells, Wheeler spent 9 years as the program director and head coach with the Aspen Valley Snowboard Club. Wheeler also has been heavily involved with United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA), serving on the executive board as the coaches representative, running the Aspen/Snowmass Series, developing the coaches education program and serving as the head coach for the PacSun/USASA team.

“We are excited to have someone who brings such a variety of strengths to the table at Windells Academy. With almost a decade of coaching experience, Miah is going to be a vital asset to our team,” asserts camp owner and industry veteran, Tim Windell.

President of Windells Academy, Mike Hanley explains, “if we see the growth in the academy that Miah has demonstrated in his previous endeavors, we are well on track to be the largest action sports academy the world.”

Wheeler is excited for the opportunity. “I’m stoked to bring my experience to the world class facilities that Windells has to offer. Where else can you snowboard/skateboard/surf 365 days a year, as well as take advantage of a holistic education that encompasses mind and body. Having exclusive access to airbags, Olympic flybed trampolines, a foampit, and one of the best skateparks in the world is only going to fire the progression of up and coming rippers.”

Windells Academy is the first school dedicated to snowboarding, skiing, or skateboarding programs where students can access on-snow training 365 days a year. Enrollment is open to athletes/students seeking a secondary or undergraduate education to succeed in sport and in life. For more info, visit