Grover ’93 named U.S. Ski Team coach

by Rich Mezzasalma, The Dartmouth Staff

15 Apr 2010

Chris Grover ’93

Courtesy Of New England Nordic Ski Association

For­mer Dart­mouth cross-coun­try stand­out Chris Grover ’93 has been se­lected as the head coach of U.S. Cross Coun­try Ski Team, ac­cord­ing to U.S. Ski Team News. Grover is ex­pected to lead the team through the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Rus­sia. Grover will re­place Pete Vor­den­berg, who helped guide the 2010 Olympic cross-coun­try team to its best fin­ish in re­cent mem­ory.

“Chris has earned the re­spect of the U.S. ski­ing com­mu­nity, and the in­ter­na­tional coaches for his work with our sprint­ers and I know his years of ex­pe­ri­ence on World Cup will help him to take this pro­gram to the next level as we make plans for Sochi and be­yond,” U.S. Nordic Pro­gram Di­rec­tor John Farra said in a re­lease.

After grad­u­at­ing Dart­mouth, Grover began his coach­ing ca­reer in 1993 as an as­sis­tant coach at the Strat­ton Moun­tain School. He then moved to coach the Sun Val­ley Ski and, in 1997, Grover was the head cross-coun­try coach at Mt. Bach­e­lor Ski Ed. Foun­da­tion. He held that po­si­tion until he joined the U.S. Ski team as an as­sis­tant coach in 1999. Over the past 10 years, Grover has held var­i­ous po­si­tions with the team, in­clud­ing as­sis­tant coach, sprint coach and head of de­vel­op­ment.

The first in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion Grover’s team will com­pete in is the 2011 FIS World Nordic Ski Cham­pi­onships at Hol­menkollen in Oslo, Nor­way.




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