Toben Sutherland was named the Slopestyle National Team Head Coach in 2011. As an athlete with the national team program from 1993 to 1999, Toben had more than 100 FIS World Cup starts and earned the silver medal at the World Championships in 1997, as well as being the Grand Prix Champion and Crystal Globe winner in the same year.
Sutherland found his calling in the new school disciplines in 1998, and was the first athlete to perform double flips in the 1/4 pipe. Being coaching the national team, Sutherland was also once the head coach of the Ontario Park & Pipe Team (2008-2011).
Under Sutherland and JF Cusson’s tutelage, athletes Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre won gold and bronze, respectively, in women’s slopestyle during the inaugural event at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games in 2014.