|Title:||Alpine Head Coach|
|College:||Saint Michael's '02|
Saint Michael's College graduate Gus MacLeod '02 returns for his third season as head coach of the Purple Knight men's and women's Alpine ski programs in 2012-13. MacLeod was promoted to head coach of both programs on May 5, 2010, following one year as technical coach.
MacLeod is responsible for all coaching duties associated with the NCAA Division II program, which competes in the EISA against all of the top squads in the East, including the University of Vermont, Dartmouth College and Middlebury College.
In his first season as head coach (2010-11), MacLeod guided a young squad to several top 20 individual finishes in the highly-competitive Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association (EISA). In 2011-12, he saw his first student-athlete qualify for an NCAA Championship, Fredrik Sandell '15. As technical coach in 2009-10, MacLeod worked with a team that included Brad Harden '10, who qualified for the NCAA Championship for the second straight season.
MacLeod, a Vermont native, attended high school at Carrabassett Valley Academy in Maine before skiing competitively at Plymouth (N.H.) State University for two seasons. MacLeod then transferred to Saint Michael's, where he again skied competitively before earning his bachelor of science degree in business administration in 2002.
After graduating from Saint Michael's, MacLeod spent three seasons coaching at the Mount Mansfield Ski Club in Stowe, Vt. After that, he accepted a position working for the U.S. Ski Team, where he spent the four seasons prior to returning to Saint Michael's. MacLeod worked and traveled with the men's Alpine team while with the U.S. Ski Team, and spent two seasons with the men's World Cup Speed Team.
Qualifier - Fredrik Sandell '15
|2 Years||1 NCAA
|Title:||Alpine Assistant Coach|
|College:||UMaine Farmington '04|
A long-time college and high school skiing coach, Nick Stagers enters his first season as the assistant coach of the men's and women's Alpine skiing programs in 2012-13.
Stagers served as the Alpine skiing assistant coach at Bates College for the 2006-07 season after he held the same position at Colby College during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.
Stagers' coaching experience dates back to 2002, as he has coached men's and women's junior and high school-aged skiers at Steamboat Springs (Colo.) Winter Sports Club, Carrabassett Valley (Maine) Academy and Gould (Maine) Academy.
Most recently, Stagers worked the past three years at the Killington Mountain School, at different times coaching men, women and juniors. He served as the head women's coach in 2011-12. Stagers also worked at the Stratton Mountain School from 2007 to 2009, where he was the men's coach for a squad that competed in International Ski Federation (FIS) races. Under Stagers, Stratton was named 2009 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Club of the Year.
Stagers, who began his college skiing career at Saint Michael's, earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2004.
|Title:||Nordic Head Coach|
Molly (Enman) Peters was selected as the new Saint Michael's College Nordic skiing head coach on May 15, 2012. Peters, a three-time NCAA Championship qualifier, also enters her seventh fall as the head coach of the women's cross country program.
Since 2009, Peters has coached youths between the ages of 5 and 13 through the Bill Koch Youth Ski League. Peters has also been a Nordic ski instructor and events coordinator since 2003 at the Sleepy Hollow Inn, Ski and Bike Center on family land in Huntington. A former three-sport standout at nearby Middlebury College, Peters trained after graduation in Park City, Utah, with aspirations of qualifying for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Nordic skiing.
Peters' coaching experience has reached far beyond skiing, with her greatest success coming in 2011 as the Saint Michael's women's cross country head coach. The Purple Knights grabbed a third-place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship after league coaches predicted a 13th-place showing for the team. After inheriting 11 student-athletes for her initial campaign in 2006, Peters built the ranks to 26 by 2011, with 21 qualifying for the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll due to academic achievement. The team's third-place showing at the league meet tied the school record, and was the program's best since 1993. Peters was later named Purple Knight Coach of the Year at the athletic department's 65th annual Block 'M' Awards Dinner.
Peters was an assistant coach at Middlebury from 1997 to 2001 for cross country and track & field, training Division III All-America and national champion cross country runners. On the track, Peters was the distance events coach. In 2002, she headed the men's and women's cross country programs at Division III University of Redlands (Calif.) before returning east to coach at Burlington High School from 2003 to 2008. Peters served as a cross country assistant coach while working with the sprinters and hurdlers on the track & field squads.
|Title:||Nordic Assistant Coach|
Paul Smith enters his first season as the assistant coach of the men's and women's Nordic skiing program in 2012-13.
Smith brings experience as a coach, having worked as an instructor at U.S. Ski Team and New England Nordic Ski Association junior development camps. Smith has also coached through the Mount Mansfield junior summer program and the Burke Mountain Academy.
A native of Barneveld, N.Y., Smith was a four-year member of the Nordic skiing team at the Division I University of Vermont after attended Burke Mountain Academy in East Burke, Vt. As a high schooler, Smith competed at U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Junior National Championships, representing the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.
Smith earned a bachelor's degree in geography from Vermont in 2011.
|Title:||Nordic Assistant Coach|
|College:||Saint Michael's '10|
A former four-year runner and Nordic skier at Saint Michael's, Lauren Fereshetian '10 returns for her first season as an assistant coach with the Nordic skiing program.
During her career, Fereshetian was a two-year Nordic skiing captain. Fereshetian, who helped the cross country team place as high as seventh at the Northeast-10 Championship during her career, in 2007, was a frequent Dean's List qualifier. As a sophomore, she was selected for the NE-10 Academic All-Conference second team. In May 2009, Fereshetian represented the College at the NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.