Manitou Mountain Monsters provides a professional coaching staff that brings a high level of training and experience to the program. Our coaches include top-level racers, professionals, and veterans of the sport. All of them have a passion for cycling that fuels our success. All coaches are required to take Manitou Mountain Monsters training, pass background checks, certifications in First Aid, Concussions, field work, MTB Skills 101, Risk Management 1, and Student-Athlete Coaching Philosophy.
Coach Jen Vaillancourt Contact
Coach and founding member Jen Vaillancourt, worked in the bike industry for 10 years, as well as leading women’s cycling initiatives and rides. Jen oversees our coaches training and communications.
Coach Joe McNerney Contact
Head coach and founding member Joe McNerney, has raced at the pro level in XC and DH mountain biking. He has worked in the bike industry for 27 years, as well as a been a pro mechanic for a women’s pro XC MTB team. Joe oversees our ride locations, routes and training.
Coach Jenn Jacobucci Contact
Coronado High School Team Director and board member Jenn Jacobucci, is an avid outdoor enthusiast and oversees our ride leaders and all of our uniform needs.
Coach Kervin Quinones Contact
Manitou High School Head Coach and board member Kervin Quinones has raced most disciplines in cycling, worked in the bike industry for over 20 years, and is a pro level mechanic. Kervin oversees our race team ride locations, routes and training.
Coach Wendy Fanklund
Middle School Team Director and board member Wendy Franlund, is a key in organizing our kickoff meetings, fundraising & end of the year parties.
Coach Chantel Bruce
Parent coordinator and board member Chantel Bruce is a oversees High School Race setup, nutrition and escorts student athletes for pre race call ups.