Born in New York City, Sasha Rearick grew up in Lakeville, CT, and graduated from Maine’s Gould Academy and then Western State in Colorado; he began coaching at Monarch Ski Area while in college, and was an instructor at the renowned French Ski School in Tignes for a year. He coached for three years at Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont and joined the U.S. Ski Team coaching staff after the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. He coached at the men's World Cup and Europa Cup level, serving as Europa Cup head coach during the 2006 and ’07 seasons. He then served as the technical Head Coach for two seasons before assuming the men's Head Coach role in the spring of 2008 following Ted Ligety's first giant slalom title. He and his wife Katrin have two children - Tasman and Zali - and live in Park City.