Meet the team

Paul Epstein Head Coach

Paul Epstein

Head Coach and Owner of Global Racing Ski Team

Paul began his coaching career in 2008 as the Head Coach of an International women’s alpine ski team. With the experience gained in directing logistics, recruitment and team management, expenses, 2009 saw him transfer his expertise to managing and coaching an athlete who went on to race World Cup.

From 2010-2013 Paul coached at one of Americas biggest Alpine Ski Race Academies, being appointed as the Men’s FIS Alpine Team Coach. Throughout this period Paul oversaw the development and success of some12-15 outstanding skiers; running their conditioning programmes, as well as taking charge of their training and racing requirements.

In 2013 Paul founded the Global Racing Ski Team. Global Racing is an international, elite level alpine ski team with the mission to create world-class ski racers. Paul is in charge of running every aspect of Global Racing, from company owner, Head Men’s Europa Cup Coach, recruitment of athletes, budgeting, logistics, training and race schedule as well as ski service.

Laurin Fender Technician

Laurin Fender

European Cup Ski Technician

Following a career in ski racing Lauren has used his experience and passion in Alpine sport to become a ski technician for Team Global Racing. His knowledge of competitive skiing comes from personal experience which has enabled him to accumulate a deep understanding of how all aspects of ski technology work and how best to adapt his experience and work to optimise Nick’s training and race tactics.

Ed Mcdermott Strength and Conditioning

Ed McDermott

Head of Athletic Development for British Skeleton

Ed started his journey into the arena of elite sport coaching almost 13 years ago. This began in athletics when he was appointed sprint coach for Bangor University whilst studying for his Degree in Sport Science and MSc in Applied Exercise Physiology. Once graduated, Ed moved to Bath to continue his development, initially as a physiologist but this soon changed to a focus on strength and conditioning with Ed demonstrating great professionalism, dedication and skill in this area.

The next step on his career path was as a TeamBath strength and conditioning coach working across a variety sports including rugby, volleyball, judo and snow sports to name a few. He went on to work with the English Institute of Sport as the lead Strength and Conditioning coach for Modern Pentathlon. During this period he was involved in one of the most successful periods of the sports history in the U.K., culminating in the 2012 London games. After this success, Ed made a move to British Skeleton and was involved in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games gold medal success in Sochi. Following the Games he took over the role of Head of Athletic Development and Starts Coach.

Dr Michael Turner

Dr Michael Turner

Medical Director

Dr Michael Turner currently acts as Chief Medical Advisor to the Lawn Tennis Association, Medical Director for the International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation (ICHIRF) as well as being a member of the World Anti Doping Agency Panel.

Amongst extensive previous roles with British Governing Bodies of Sport Michael has spent many years working with alpine ski racers. From 1974-2000 Dr Turner acted as Chief Medical Advisor to the British Ski and Snowboard Federation leading to his appointment as GB Ski Team Doctor at the Winter Olympic Games in Calgary (1988) and Albertville (1992) as well as being a member of the International Ski Federation Medical Committee from 1989-2000. His involvement in alpine ski racing was then extended internationally after 1993 when he was appointed FIS Medical Advisor for the World Alpine Ski Championships in 1995, 1997 and 1999.