Coaching Staff / 2016-2017
Team: Coed Varsity Skiing
Position: Head Coach
Experience: 8 seasons, 3 as Head Coach
Career: Coach Mackens enters her third season as head coach of the Rochester Falcons Alpine Racing program. Mackens served one year as a volunteer coach and four years as assistant coach for the team prior to accepting the head coaching position in 2015/16. Mackens has also coached for Win Alpine – Copper Mountain Thanksgiving Camp and Thunderbolt Racing since 2013.
Accomplishments: Individual 2017 SEMSL Championship qualifier in both Slalom and Giant Slalom during her second season as Head Coach. Was assistant coach for State Championship qualifiers in 2012 and 2013 for Slalom and Giant Slalom respectively.
Education: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso University and Certified USSA Alpine Coach Level 100
Personal: Susie Mackens currently resides in Rochester, Michigan with her husband Mike; their children, Amy and David, both attended Rochester High. Susie races in multiple adult ski leagues throughout Michigan during the winter and kiteboards during the offseason.