Former U.S. Ski Team athlete Andrew Johnson is in his first season as an assistant cross country coach at Utah.
Johnson spent five years on the U.S. Ski Team as a cross country skier. He competed in the 2002 and 2006 Olympics and at the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2003, 2005, and 2007. Johnson's best Olympic finish was a 22nd in the 30-km free race in 2002. He has won three U.S. Championships, with two in 2005 and a 30-km free title in 2006.
Johnson started his career racing at Middlebury College, but took leave to start the U.S. Ski Team's residential program in Park City in 1999.
"We are fortunate to have another Olympian join our Nordic staff," Director of Skiing Eli Brown said. "Andrew is a great teacher of the sport and has a strong competitive spirit."
"I'm really excited to be joining a program so steeped in skiing history," Johnson said. "I'm looking forward to joining this talent-laden team and phasing into the next stage of my ski career. I hope I can help these kids achieve their goals, both individually and as a team."