UVM has promoted two-time Olympian and National Champion Patrick Weaver to head coach. Paul Stone, the former holder of that position will stay on as the assistant coach.
Said Bill Reichelt, Director of the UVM Ski Program and Head Alpine Coach in an official press release, “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.”
According to Reichelt, Stone will begin work on a master’s degree while continuing to work with the team.
“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,” said Assistant Athletic Director and supervisor of the ski program Joe Fischer in the press release.
Stone led the Catamounts for four years while Weaver has been the assistant coach for two.
During Stone’s tenure as head coach, UVM won two individual NCAA titles – Juergen Uhl in 2009 and Franz Bernstein in 2010.
Stone began his coaching career as an assistant at Williams College after a strong collegiate career at Dartmouth.
Weaver skied in the 1998 Nagano and 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Games. His best Olympic finish was a 16th in the 15km classic in Salt Lake and he won National titles in 1998 and 1999.
When contacted, Stone referred FasterSkier to the official press release.
Topher Sabot is the editor of FasterSkier.