Middlebury College alpine coach Stever Bartlett has been named the EISA Alpine Coach of the Year. The second-year head coach led the Middlebury alpine team to some impressive finishes during this past carnival season, including a win at the UVM Carnival. Bartlett qualified a full team for the upcoming NCAA's in Montana, after some top finishes during the year. He also helped lead the Middlebury men to the "Dartmouth Cup" this year, for winning the combined total score or nordic and alpine at the EISA Championships. The Panthers previously won the award in '04 and '73.
Prior to Middlebury, Bartlett worked for four years as a coach for the U.S. Ski Team in Park City, Utah, most recently serving 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 Cup coach, and as a strength and conditioning coach with the program.
Bartlett was a staff member at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, where he worked as a coach for gold medalist Julia Mancuso. In 2002 Bartlett was awarded the VARA (Vermont Alpine Ski Racing Association) "Coach of the Year" award while working as the head coach of the Killington Mountain School. He also shows his dedication to the sport through conducting Level 100 and 200 coaches' education for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Bartlett is a 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University, where he was a two-time captain and member of the alpine team. Stever is a respected voice in the alpine ski racing world and a leading advocate for continuing the development of student-athletes in college, to give them a chance to move on to international competition.