“I am very pleased to announce that Erika Hogan has signed on as my full-time coach for the 2014/2015 World Cup Season. Erika brings plenty of experience as a coach and an elite-level racer to the table. I am really looking forward to this season now that I am able to work alongside someone who truly shares my passion for ski racing. Erika is someone I looked up to as a young racer and continue to hold her in high respect as a coach. Watch out world we make an awesome team!” -Hailey Duke
Erika will be posting blogs throughout this season allowing you the insider’s look into life on the World Cup from the coach’s perspective. Watch for the “PUT ME IN COACH!” blogs coming soon!
ERIKA HOGAN – COACH
Born in Holmes, New York Erika Hogan was a well-rounded athlete as a young kid. But, the small mountains (hills) of southern New York captured her interest the most. Due to her increased desire to become a ski racer, at the age of 13, Erika made the journey to Stratton, Vermont to attend Stratton Mountain School (SMS). While at Stratton, Erika competed in several U.S. National Championships and went on to become an international level ski racer. Due to her results in the NorAms she traveled to Europe to race Europa Cups. After a successful high school career it was time to take advantage of a full scholarship at the University of Colorado and the University of Utah. While in college Erika was a 2-time World University Games participant with a 3rd place finish in slalom and a 3rd place finish for the overall in 2002. Erika was a four-time NCAA participant receiving First Team All-American honors in 2003 with a second place finish in GS. Upon graduation Erika received a Bachelors degree in Sociology.
Erika currently resides in Ketchum, Idaho. She made her way from the Eastern hills of Southern New York to the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho where she feels right at home. For the past seven years Erika has coached the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation FIS Alpine Team. Within those seven years due to her athlete’s experiences and her own experiences as an athlete she realized that skiing is more complex than just the physical component. The mental aspect of skiing is often times what keeps individuals from reaching a peak performance and their goals. Therefore, Erika continued her education to fine-tune her coaching skills and to better aid athletes by earning a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology.
For the 2014-2015 ski season Erika will continue her path as a ski coach by taking on the opportunity and responsibility of coaching Hailey Duke. Erika looks forward to taking on the World Cup circuit with Hailey Duke. This experience will not only provide the opportunity to watch amazing skiing but it will also allow her to gain a more broad perspective of all the levels of skiing that the world has to offer.
- Level 300 certified coach
- 7 years coaching
- FIS Team/Head Women’s Coach at SVSEF
- 2001/2002 Europa Cup
- 2002 World University Slalom 3rd place and overall 3rd place
- 2003 NCAA First Team all American GS 2nd place
- 5 Time US National participant
- 22 career FIS Podiums