Ron Bonneau is in his 22nd season as head coach for The College of Idaho alpine ski programs.
During his tenure at The C of I, the native of New Hampshire has seen the Coyote men's team qualify for the USCSA championships on 12 occasions, with the women's team making appearances 17 times. His 2004 women's squad finished second in the nation in the slalom and fourth in the alpine combined. The Coyotes have seen much success in the 21st Century, as both the men's and women's programs, under Bonneau's direction, won Northwest Collegiate Ski Conference championships each year from 2004-09, with the Lady Yotes taking home Western Regional championships in 1999, 2003 and 2006. His women's teams have advanced to 13-consecutive USCSA championships, finishing in the Top-9 in nine of the 13 appearances. Last season, the Lady Yotes claimed the NWCSC title.
Bonneau, a graduate of Plymouth State College, replaced Tom Olson as the alpine ski coach in 1991 - and worked with Chris Melgaard on the nordic side to claim the women's nordic championships in 1994 and 1995. During his tenure, he has coached seven national champions, 56 All-Americans, and 76 All-America Scholar-Athletes.
Prior to his time in the Gem State, Bonneau worked at ski resorts in Wachusett, Mass. and Haystack, Vt. Along with his duties with the ski program, he is the director of C of I's outdoor program. Bonneau and wife Michele live in Caldwell.
|C of I Alpine Finishes at USCSA Nationals|
|Year||Men's Finish||Women's Finish|
|1991||5th Place||4th Place|
|1992||7th Place||13th Place|
|1999||10th Place||7th Place|
|2001||13th Place||8th Place|
|2003||10th Place||8th Place|
|2004||8th Place||4th Place|
|2005||12th Place||8th Place|
|2006||8th Place||8th Place|
|2007||9th Place||9th Place|
|2008||12th Place||11th Place|
|2009||9th Place||11th Place|