Meet the Coaches

FIS Head Coach – Joseph (Joey) Lavigne


Joey joined the NCO ski team in 2011 as Head Coach.  Born and raised in Ottawa, Joey is well known to alpine racing community both as an athlete as well as a coach. One of the highlights of Joey’s career was his role as a Canadian Alpine Ski Team coach at the 1980 and 1984 Winter Olympic Games.  Joey’s significant coaching experience includes:

  • Program Director/Head Coach of the Alberta Provincial Ski Team (1977)
  • Canadian Alpine Ski Team Coach on Europa Ski Circuit (1978-1982)
  • Canadian Alpine Ski Team Coach for World Cup (1983-1985)
  • Program Director/Head Coach of the Southern Ontario Division (1986-1990)
  • Ontario Ski Team Coach (1991-1992)
  • Managing Director of Alpine Ontario (1992-1993)
  • Program Director, Canadian Alpine Ski Team (1994-2005)
  • Athletic Director, Ontario Ski team (2006-2010)

Off the hill, Joey has a passion for cabinet making.  Joey is married to Cathryn Jayne McIlveen and has three grown children.

FIS Assistant Coach -Alex Lennox

Alex grew up racing at the Ottawa Ski Club before racing at the FIS level with the NCO.  After his racing career, Alex coached for five seasons with the Camp Fortune Ski Club, followed by three years with the NCO FIS team and one year (2017-2018) with the Ontario Ski Team.  He is currently PL  trained and working on further certification.  We are happy to have Alex back this year!

U16 Head Coach – Jean Phillips (JP) Roy


The NCO is happy to have JP Roy return for his fourth year coaching the U16 team.  JP was a member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team.  He represented Canada for 14 years and had many successes including representing Canada at 5 world championships and 2 Olympic Games. Some of his career highlights include:

  •    Canadian Champion 6 times
  •    5th place in Alta Badia, Italy World Cup GS (2004)
  •    7th place in Are, Sweden GS World Championships (2007)
  •    8th place in the Combined at the Salt Lake City Olympic Games (2002)

JP retired from racing at the end of the 2011-2012 season and began coaching at Camp Fortune.  He has been coaching NCO U16 athletes since 2015.  He lives in Gatineau with his wife Stephanie and their two boys Jake and Keegan.