BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin College Nordic Ski coach Nathan Alsbrook has been named the New England Nordic Skiing Association Coach of the Year.
Last winter Alsobrook led the Polar Bears to one of their most successful Carnival seasons – where every weekend either the male or female team placed in the top-six. On individual Carnival days the women's team placed fourth four times and the men's team pulled down a pair of fifth place finishes. These excellent results were propelled by the performance of a trio of first-years; Gabrielle Vandendries, Renae Anderson and Elliot Ketchel. All three qualified for the NCAA Championship in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the most ever for Bowdoin in a single season.
The head coach of the Polar Bears since 2007, Alsobrook – a 1997 graduate of Bowdoin – has steadily built the Polar Bears into one of the nation's most respected programs. He has also been active in NENSA Programming, including serving as a coach at Eastern Regional Camps, chairing the Coaches Education Committee and running L100 Technique clinics for the state of Maine.