BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of Vermont Nordic ski program coaching staff has been reorganized. Patrick Weaver has been named head coach of the men’s and women’s ski program. The department made the announcement today.
“Patrick has exceptional qualifications and experience in cross country skiing and we are delighted to name him our head Nordic coach,” said Joe Fischer, Assistant Athletic Director and supervisor of the ski program.
“I am pleased to announce Patrick Weaver as head Nordic coach for our program. Patrick’s personal career as two-time Olympian and two-time national champion is an outstanding testament to the knowledge he will bring as head coach and his experience with the program over the past three years will be a huge asset to the team,” said Bill Reichelt, Director of the UVM Ski Program and Head Alpine Coach.
Weaver, who had served as an assistant the past two seasons, was a member of the U.S. Olympic Cross Country Ski Team in 1998 and 2002. He also competed with the U.S. team at the World Cross Country Championships in 1997 and 1999 and won the U.S. National Championship in back-to-back years, 1998 and 1999.
As part of the reorganization of the Nordic team, Paul Stone will continue on with the program as an assistant coach.
“Paul has a great deal of experience and insight and we are fortunate to have him continue to be a part of the UVM ski program and Nordic team,” continued Fischer.
“I’m also thrilled that Paul Stone will stay on staff coaching with Patrick, and starting his long awaited master’s studies. This will provide crucial continuity to the student-athletes for next year, which will be optimal as we host the NCAA Championships in March of 2011,” stated Reichelt.