|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