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Pete Phillips named head cross country coach at NYSEF


Pete Phillips named head cross country coach at NYSEF{mosimage}The New York Ski Educational Foundation has announced the hiring of Pete Phillips as head cross country coach for the NYSEF cross country program. Phillips and the nordic staff have already started training sessions with the cross country team.

Phillips is coming to NYSEF from Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine where he was director and head coach of the cross country program. Prior to that he was a long-time resident of Sun Valley, Idaho and a coach for the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation. Pete has extensive ties with the Solleftea Ski Gymnasium in Sweden and Norway’s Topsport Gymnasium.

Phillips has conducted training camps and organized competition trips for US Juniors in both Norway and Sweden. He has acted as head coach for the US Junior Team selected for the 2002 Scandinavian Cup in Norway.

‘We are very excited to have someone with Pete’s knowledge of the sport and his ties with programs in Norway and Sweden,” said Douglas Williams, the director at NYSEF. “We hope to increase the awareness of the NYSEF Cross Country Program in the tri-lakes area and get more kids involved in the program. NYSEF has a long history of producing top level cross country skiers that have gone on to compete internationally and even more importantly have gone on to compete successfully at Division I colleges.”

Williams adds, “There are tremendous opportunities (collegiate and international competition) available to the youth of our community through this program.’

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