Stever Bartlett has been named the new alpine ski coach at Middlebury College. He succeeds three-year head coach Forest Carey, who left the college to take a job with the United States Ski Team.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to hire a coach of Stever's quality," said Erin Quinn, who will assume his new position as Middlebury College director of athletics on July 1. "He will bring a wealth of coaching experience to our program and I know he is excited to bring his expertise to Middlebury College and collegiate skiing."
Bartlett comes to Middlebury after working with the U.S. Ski Team in Park City, Utah, for the past four years. He most recently worked as a World Cup assistant coach for the alpine women's team during the winter of 2005-2006. Bartlett has also served as the head Europa coach, and strength and conditioning coach with the program. During his time with the U.S. Ski Team, he oversaw a staff of three coaches and two ski technicians. He organized and produced video sessions, provided on and off hill coaching, and managed and implemented training schedules for the athletes. Bartlett was a staff member at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, where he worked as a coach for gold medalist Julia Mancuso. He also served as the head coach and project leader at the 2005 World Junior Championships in Bardonechia, Italy.
Prior to joining the U.S. Ski Team, Bartlett served as the head men's and women's alpine coach for three years at the Killington Mountain School in Vermont. Before earning that post, he coached for two years at Team Mountain High in Wrightwood, Calif.
Bartlett is a 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University, where he was a member of the alpine team. He earned his degree in environmental biology, with a minor in sports science and leisure studies.
"I am very excited to join the Middlebury College community and Middlebury skiing," said Bartlett. "Being a part of a ski program that has such a strong skiing history is a great opportunity, and I am looking forward to helping the program continue to excel in the future."
"I have some high goals for the program but I think that they are achievable. With the outstanding resources, the training at the Snow Bowl, and the community support that Middlebury skiing receives, I believe that Middlebury can be one of the strongest NCAA ski programs in the country."
Bartlett's family has rich tradition at Middlebury?his parents Richard and Janet are both members of the class of 1960. His brother Jud and his sister-in-law Karen Bartlett graduated in 1995.