April Coble Eller

 
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Date of Birth

March 23, 1973

Education

1995 Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Degree:  Biology/Pre-Med

Occupation

Professional Water Skier
Owner & Head Coach at Coble Ski School

Accomplishments

  • 2020 USA Water Ski Hall of Fame Inductee

  • 2018 NC Hall of Fame Inductee

  • 2017 World Slalom Champion

  • 2015 World Slalom Champion

  • 2010 Malibu Open Slalom Champion

  • 2008 World Water Ski Team Champions

  • 30 Times US National Champion

  • US Masters Overall Champion

  • USA Water Ski Athlete of the Year (2 times)

  • USA Water Ski Coach of the Year

  • MasterCraft Boats Pro Team Skier of the Year

  • Olympic Festival Gold Medalist

  • Jr. World Champion in slalom and overall

  • World University trophy Overall Champion

  • 2000 Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd”

Current Status

  • US Ski Team Coach

  • Head Coach at Coble Water Ski & Wakeboard Camp

  • Competitor in the US Nationals

Coaching Highlights

  • 2021 US Jr. and U21 Team Coach - Florida

  • 2018 Gold Medal World Team Coach – Spain

  • 2005 Gold Medal World Team Coach – Germany

  • US Jr World Team Coach (2004-present)

  • 2000 Pan American Jr. and 17-21 Elite Teams

  • 2001 Pan American Championships – Chile

  • Host of 3 USOC Jr. Dev. Camps for USA Water Ski

  • Head Coach at Coble Ski School (1995-present)

Executive Committees

  • USA Water Ski AAC (Athletes Advisory Council)

  • USA Water Ski Committee Member: Jr. Development, Safety, coaches, Sports Science

  • Water Ski representative at the US Olympic Congress

  • 1999 Member of the Raleigh Pan Am Bid Committee

  • “Olympic Hopeful” guest speaker for the USOC Champions in Life program

Sponsors

Best Performances

Slalom: 1 buoy @ 41′ off     

Jump: 154′     

Trick: 5,750 points