Jack Seehafer has been named Director Sportif of the Colavita/Sutter Home Women's Cycling Team for the 2008 season. Seehafer, who has over 15 years experience in road and BMX racing, most recently led Team Einstein's Cycling development program.
"We're pleased to welcome this latest addition to the Colavita/Sutter Home family," said John A. Profaci, Vice President of co-title sponsor Colavita USA. "Jack came highly recommended to us from within cycling where he's recognized for building team environments that encourage athletes to achieve their personal bests."
Seehafer's first initiative as Director Sportif has been developing a joint training program for the Colavita/Sutter Home Men's and Women's Cycling Teams. The squads will gather at Yosemite National Park from March 3-7 for four days of training, team-building workshops, and orientation to the new equipment they will use throughout the season (including Jamis Xenith SL road bikes).
"I'm thrilled to join the Colavita/Sutter Home squad," said Seehafer. "I've been cheering for five-time U.S. National Champion Tina Pic ever since she and my wife [Kori Kelly Seehafer] raced together for Genesis Scuba. I look forward to working with Tina as she aims for her 6th national championship title. With the powerhouse trio of returning cyclists Dotsie Bausch, Alison Powers, and Iona Wynter-Parks and the new talent that we've signed, I expect this will be the best season ever for the Colavita/Sutter Home Women's Cycling Team."
Colavita/Sutter Home Women's team: Dotsie Bausch (USA), Tiffany Cromwell (AUS), Andrea Dvorak (USA), Shontell Gauthier (USA), Kristin McGrath (USA), Tina Pic (USA), Alison Powers (USA), Nichole Wangsgard (USA), Mackenzie Woodring (USA) and Iona Wynter-Parks (JAM).