Trond Nystad, 40, was introduced as the new head coach for the Norwegian men’s all-round cross country team Thursday.
Trond Nystad is Knut Nystad’s twin brother. Knut Nystad is the head wax coach for the Norwegian cross country teams.
From 2002 to 2006, Trond Nystad was the head coach for the US cross country ski team. At that time, Vidar Løfshus, who is the new director of the Norwegian cross country national teams, was also a part of the US Ski Team coaching staff. From 2007 to 2010, Trond Nystad was the sprint coach for the Swiss national cross country team.
Nystad was married to the retired German cross country skier Claudia Nystad. Nystad lived in the United States until recently. Wednesday, he was interviewing with the Norwegian Ski Association about the head coach position for the Norwegian national men’s all-round team.
From NTB, May 12, 2011. Translation by Inge Scheve
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