Eli Brown returns to Utah as its 10th head ski coach.
Oct. 14, 2005
SALT LAKE CITY - Eli Brown, a former assistant coach for the University of Utah ski team is returning to campus as the new head men's and women's coach, associate athletics director Mary Bowman announced today. Brown will also coach the cross country skiers. Jaka Korencan will stay on as Utah's alpine coach, a position he has held for the past five years.
"Both the administration and the student-athletes are excited to have Eli join the staff," said Bowman. "He brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy with him that will facilitate the growth and development of our ski program."
Brown left a position as Fischer Sports USA's nordic race director to become the 10th head ski coach in Utah history. He had been with Fischer since 2003. From 2001-03, he served as the cross country development coach at the Maine Winter Sports Center in Limestone, Maine, where his position entailed training and consulting of athletes, race support and coaches' education.
Brown has two years of college coaching experience, including one (1998-99) as the assistant cross country ski coach at Utah. In the 1999-2000 season, he doubled as the head cross country ski coach and track and field coach at Whitman College (Wash.).
His background also includes eight years as a ski instructor in Granby, Colo., and for the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation.
Brown began his college education at Northern Michigan University and completed his bachelor's degree in environmental studies at Utah in 2005.