Coach Profile: Shane 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 Shane whose greatest inspiration is his Dad, Bruce.

Coach: Shane Medanich

Sports: Skate, Snow & Surf

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

I feel action sports breed individuality, independence, and courage. I don’t particularly like the industry due to the fact that most industry people are just culture vultures trying to make a buck, but on the good side I think that mega brands like Nike and Vans do good by the culture through building/fixing parks and sponsoring awesome free events that celebrate and recognize skater made art, music, and film.

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Why did you choose to become a STOKED coach? 

I was running my own after school skate programs for many years in California,and upon moving to NY heard about STOKED and it seemed like a perfect match!

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

Watching our participants learn and grow while instilling a sense of community and PMA (positive mental attitude)!

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

My Dad Bruce, he has forever encouraged me to do what makes me happiest, always march to the beat of your own drum, and live out loud.

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