Sten Fjeldheim Named Coach Of The Year By Ussa
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Sten Fjeldheim, the headmenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s and womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s cross country ski coach at Northern Michigan University, has been selected to receive the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)Coach of the Year Award ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Development and the USSA Cross Country Domestic Coachof the Year.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The USSA is the National Governing Body for Olympic Skiing andSnowboarding.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ This is the second time that he has picked up the award as hewon it in 2000 and is the only two-time recipient.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
USSA Coach of the Year Awards are made in each sport to aUSSA staff or USSA Competition Club coach based on outstanding contribution toeither the domestic program or international program, resulting in high-levelperformance of his or her athletes in domestic or international competitionrespectively during the past season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Each respective USSA Sport Committeemakes selections.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Fjeldheim at NMU has produced 40 NCAA All-Americans, threeNCAA National Champions and six Olympians.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The NMU cross country ski team underFjeldheim has produced a number of skiers who have represented the U.S. in international competitions.
ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œBeing voted Coach of the Year is an honor,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Fjeldheim saidabout winning the award.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œI would like to share this award with the wholecoaching staff.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ I would not have this award without the support of NMU.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Fjeldheim also stated that he is very proud of the skiing community in Marquette.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
Fjeldheim served as the assistant national team coach/juniordevelopment coordinator for the United States Ski Team from 1994-97.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œSomethinglike this is an outstanding recognition to his coaching abilities anddedication to his sport,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Ken Godfrey, the NMU Athletic Director, said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œTheaward is most deserving without a doubt.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ As an athletic director, I am proudof someone like him on my staff.ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚