Barry Kitch comes to CSU by way of EMBK, where he was a long time coach and, from 2011 until 2017, Club Director. He is USSA Level II certified cross country ski coach. Rather than on the ski trail, his origins in competitive sport were on the tennis court, and he competed into college. He’s been a lifelong athlete, having skied in his youth on the Southern Appalachian Mountains, as well as competing in soccer and cross country running. A month long Outward Bound trip through the Cascades of Oregon before college brought him to outdoor adventuring and exploration. He continued his adventures after moving to Boston 25 years ago and has been kayaking, sailing, and camping on the Maine Coast, and hiking and skiing the mountains and trails of New England, ever since.