Sept. 12, 2003
University of New Mexico head ski coach George Brooks announced the hiring of Brandon Dyksterhouse as the Lobos' new assistant Alpine coach today. Dyksterhouse is a former NCAA giant slalom champion from the University of Vermont and a U.S. Ski Team Invitee for the past three years.
Dyksterhouse graduated from Vermont in 2000 after a stellar career with the Catamounts. He won the NCAA men's giant slalom title in 1997 and was a three-time all-American at UVM. He earned a degree in Business with a Marketing concentration from Vermont in 2000. While at Vermont, Dyksterhouse was a four-year letterwinner at captain of the ski team during his senior season.
For the past three seasons Dyksterhouse has trained and traveled with the U.S. Ski Team as an invitee. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in sports administration at UNM .
"I've known coach Brooks for many years through my racing career and as a member of the Ski Team," stated Dyksterhouse. "He is the ideal person to work under for me to accomplish my goals as a coach."
We are very lucky to have Brandon join our staff," stated Brooks. "I've known his since his racing days at Vermont and I think he is the best assistant Alpine coach in the country."