CSU Coaching Staff

Counting among themselves a number of expert Nordic skiers and other athletes with a wide range of coaching experience, the CSU coaching staff is made up of 100% volunteers.

CSU coaches volunteer their time and knowledge to develop the fitness and Nordic skiing skills of our student-athletes. The coaches represent a diverse group of adult athletes with experience competing both in the US and abroad. If you have experience Nordic skiing and would like to join our team of coaches, please contact us.

Click a photo below to learn more details about our coaches, or if you are a logged-in CSU member, click here to download a PDF of the current coaching staff directory.

Alex Jospe

Head Coach
Alex Jospe joined CSU after graduating from Colby in 2006 as captain of the ski ...

Amie W. Smith

Amie ​W. ​Smith writes: "I grew up in Vermont and started skiing as soon ...

Barry Kitch

Barry Kitch comes to CSU by way of EMBK, where he was a long time coach and, ...

Bob Burnham

Bob Burnham writes: "I skied 4 events in high school and made the JN team in ...

Cat Johnstone

Cat Johnstone has been skiing non-competitively most of her life and is active ...

Doro Kern

Doro Kern started ski racing as a kid in Germany and won a number of state ...

Frank Feist

As a member of the German junior national team in Nordic Combined during the ...

Gunther Kern

Gunther Kern started cross-country skiing as a biathlete, competing on a ...

Jamie Doucett

Jamie Doucett came to skiing with a swimming and running background (2:28 ...

Jody Newton

Jody Newton is a long-time CSU coach who hosts rollerski and strength workouts ...

John Adams

John Adams has been committed to athletics through roles as an athlete and ...

John Sakalowsky

John Sakalowsky has been a lifelong athlete. He started racing bicycles at age ...

Kathy Maddock

Kathy Maddock has been the Souhegan High School Varsity Nordic Ski Team Head ...

Maddy Wendt

Maddy Wendt grew up in Minnesota, so don't even consider complaining to her ...

Maile Sapp

Maile Sapp is a coach who recently graduated from Harvard where she studied ...

Pat Giersch

Pat Giersch grew up playing hockey, baseball, and soccer. His background in ...

Peter Nichol

Peter Nichol is thrilled to be helping CSU skiers reach their potential. He is ...

Sue LaChance

Sue LaChance is a CSU coach.

Terry Wong

Terry Wong has been pursuing various athletic endeavors his entire life, ...