Western State Seeks Head Nordic Ski Coach

BrainspiralJuly 20, 2015


Western State Colorado University

Job Title: Head Nordic Ski Coach (Men’s and Women’s Programs)

Job Summary: (for link to job posting, click here)

Nordic – The primary focus of this position is to act as the Head Coach for Western’s Nordic Ski Team, both men’s and women’s programs. Western’s Nordic Ski Team competes in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA). The season includes 5 conference races and a large national trip to USCSA Nationals. Qualified applicants will design and implement dryland training for approximately 12 athletes beginning in September, organize an early season training camp, design and implement and in-season training program, and travel to all conference races and USCSA Nationals.


$12,000 – $16,000/ season DOE

$16,000 – $20,000/ season if combined with XC MTB or Trail Running


  • September 1st – April 1st (minor flexibility here) (5 – 7 days off around Christmas)
  • 15 – 30 hours/week (or more depending on travel that week)
  • Afternoon training sessions. (3:30pm typically) (Possibly morning strength training sessions).

Travel Requirements:

  • Fall Training Camp – Thanksgiving week. West Yellowstone, MT. (10 day commitment).
  • 5 Conference races throughout Colorado and Wyoming (Friday through Sunday).
  • USCSA Nationals. (Approximately 1st week in March). (10 day commitment).


  • MUST have a valid driver’s license.
  • MUST be able to attend ALL races.
  • MUST be First Aid/CPR certified, WFR/EMT preferred.
  • MUST be USSA Level 100 certified, or ability to obtain within 3 months.
  • 2 – 3 years prior coaching experience.
  • Ability to communicate via email and phone in a timely manner.
  • Strong understanding of waxing techniques and wax selections.
  • Ability to coach technique and understand technique theory.
  • Ability to develop and implement a recruiting strategy, specifically for the state of Colorado.
  • Develop and implement a full team training plan.

How to Apply:

To apply, qualified and interested candidates should send via email, a letter of application, relevant résumé, and 3 references including name, phone number and email to: Duncan Callahan, Director of Campus Recreation at Western State Colorado University: dcallahan@western.edu.

About Western:

Western offers a private-college experience at an affordable cost, deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. We deliver a full, four-year, liberal arts curriculum with graduate programs. With an average class size of just 17 students, professors will handcraft your education to fit your interests and prepare you for a career. Located in Gunnison, CO, in the same valley as Crested Butte, CO, we offer an incredible environment which our Mountain Sports Program is based out of. We aim to deliver world-class training opportunities to aspiring student-athletes.


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