Coach Profile: Jake in NY

NY Coach Profile We asked our coaches in New York a few questions about how they got into action sports, mentoring and STOKED.  This week, meet Coach Jake.

Coach: Jake McRae

Sports: Skate, Snow & Surf

Coach for Years: Yr 2

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What do you love most about action sports and the industry?

What i love about action sports is the challenges you have to overcome and the feeling of accomplishment from learning new things.  

Why did you choose to become a STOKED coach? 

I joined because i enjoy working with kids and that skateboarding changed my life and i wanted to share that with the kids in STOKED.

What are you most excited for/looking forward to this year as a coach?

I am looking forward to surfing and to see how the kids progress throughout the year.

Who is your mentor and what is the best advice he or she has given to you?

My mentor was my best friend in high school who got me into skateboarding.  He was always down to skate and helped me learn all the tricks I know today.  The best advice was to go big or go home.