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NICA Welcomes Chris Mileski as Vice President of Field Operations

Published July 23, 2021

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BERKELEY, Calif. - The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Mileski as its new Vice President of Field Operations. Chris joins us from our League Director ranks and is already very familiar with NICA's mission, organization and the community. This new hire will strengthen our efforts to support our teams, programs and leagues across the country.

Chris Mileski joins NICA National after founding the Missouri Interscholastic Cycling League in 2018. A six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Mileski graduated from the University of Arizona in 1997 and went on to a diverse career in the health, wellness, and sports performance industry. He’s spent much of his career working with a myriad of professional teams and Olympic athletes, spent time with IMG on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, and finally owned and operated an elite training center of his own to continue his focus on sports performance, physical therapy and endurance coaching.

“I'm excited for the opportunity to help support our leagues and to strengthen our organization as a whole. The heartbeat of NICA occurs at the team level and I’m inspired to join forces with league directors and coaches to help get more kids on bikes!” states Chris.

In 2009, Chris began a seven-year tenure as Program Director and Head Coach of the nationally ranked, Division I, cycling team at Lindenwood University. After winning 7 national championships at the school, Mileski was elected to the Lindenwood Sports Hall of Fame in 2020. Chris continues to coach athletes worldwide, including SoCal NICA alumnae and 5-time collegiate national champion Hannah Rae Finchamp.

Mileski is a USA Cycling Level 1 Coach, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, USA Track & Field Sprints/Hurdles Coach, NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, BICP Level I Instructor and a NICA Level 2 Coach.

Chris currently resides in the St. Louis metropolitan area. In his spare time, he loves riding mountain bikes with his wife Kerri and son Kolce, and spending time with their two doods, Ben and Nash.

About the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s (NICA) mission is to build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling. NICA recognizes the value of participation in NICA League events for all student-athletes, free from discrimination based on race, religion, or gender identity. Our core value of inclusivity demonstrates our belief that everyone should be able to participate in our programs and feel welcomed, respected, and supported.

Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, NICA develops interscholastic and community-based cycling programs for student-athletes and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership services and governance for local leagues to deliver quality mountain bike activities and events. NICA has served almost 64,000 student-athletes since 2009. Currently, NICA has 29 state and regional leagues and 12,000+ registered volunteer coaches who are working annually with over 22,500 student-athletes from 960 high school and middle school teams in the USA.

NICA exists by virtue of generous sponsors, donors, and partners. For more information on NICA visit, follow @nationalMTB on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn, or call (510) 524-5464.

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