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 dedicated to promoting the success and athletic development of CSU athletes.

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.

John Adams

Head Coach and U16 Girls Coach
John Adams has been committed to athletics through roles as an athlete and ...

Cate Brams

U20/U18 Girls Coach

Victor Feofilaktov

U20/18 Boys Coach
Tod Niedeck

Tod Niedeck

U16 Boys Coach
With a move to the Boston area in the fall of 2015, Tod & Sheila Niedeck ...

Jody Newton

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

Maile Sapp

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

Peter Nichol

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

Frank Feist

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

Cat Johnstone

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

Bob Burnham

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

Barry Kitch

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

Amie W. Smith

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

Alex Jospe

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

John Sakalowsky

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

Kathy Maddock

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

Maddy Wendt

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

Pat Giersch

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

Terry Wong

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

Jared Courtney

Coach
Jared Courtney has been involved with endurance sports since middle school: he ...

Heiner Baumann

Coach
Growing up in the mountains of Switzerland, Heiner learned to wax and ski from ...

Carina Wallack

Coach
Carina Wallack started skiing in high school and was hooked on the sport when ...