Former Colby skier Craig Marshall has been hired as the new head coach of the Boston College skiing team, William V. Campbell Director of Athletics Martin Jarmond announced last Friday.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Craig to Boston College,” said Jarmond. “Craig’s passion for skiing, experience as a Division I student-athlete, and ability to relate to our student-athletes will allow him to build on the momentum of our ski program.”
Marshall is currently the Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for the World Pro Ski Tour in Portland, Maine. He led the launch of the professional alpine tour in the United States, with plans for growth internationally. Marshall oversees all aspects of sponsorship, including leads, proposals, execution, and managing contractors. He also runs the tour’s social media accounts and website to attract athletes, spectators, and sponsors.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Boston College family and have the opportunity to work with this exceptional group of student-athletes,” said Marshall. “Previous coaches have produced incredible growth in the program and I can’t wait to continue their legacy. In my mind, Boston College athletics have always meant excellence and I can’t wait to join that pursuit.”
Marshall graduated from Colby in 2015 and was a two-time NCAA national qualifier for the ski team. He was the squad’s Rookie of the Year in 2012, team MVP in 2014 and 2015, and served as captain as a senior. Marshall was also the captain of the Colby golf team and the senior president of the college’s debate society.
“With Craig’s leadership qualities and racing experience, I am confident in his ability to lead our ski program and help develop our student-athletes both on and off the mountain,” said JM Caparro, Senior Associate Athletic Director – External Affairs.
Last season, the Eagles sent their first athlete in modern history to the NCAA Ski Championships as Carter Robertson qualified as the 12th-ranked eastern skier. Seniors Amanda Steffey and Aaron Taylor will serve as team captains for Marshall’s first season at the helm.
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