This week, BSF hired Andrew Morehouse, a former BSF Elite Team coach and service tech for the U.S. Ski Team, as the new Nordic Program Director. Tim Baucom, who is serving as the Interim Nordic Program Director, will begin onboarding Andrew immediately, and Andrew will start his official duties in mid-August, as he’s wrapping up his responsibilities with the Montana Wilderness School. Tim’s contract with BSF extends through the fall, so the two have time to work together and ensure a smooth transition. This summer, they’ll be making a few adjustments to our Nordic program offerings. Expect to see more options and opportunities for skiers this coming winter!
BSF Executive Director Evan Weiss noted that Andrew’s focus on an athlete-centered approach set him apart. “We expect him to create a really positive training environment, and to bring his experience coaching in Bozeman and being a part of the national team.”
Tim and Andrew were teammates on the UNH Ski Team and have both coached for BSF and spent the past several years with the U.S. Ski Team as ski techs on the World Cup. Needless to say, they work well together, and we’re thrilled to have them.
Tim Baucom, the interim Nordic Program Director, grew up in New Hampshire, skied for University of New Hampshire, and coached with BSF for five years, from 2009 to 2014. He also spent a year coaching at Sun Valley. While he still calls Bozeman home, he's spent the last five years working for the U.S. Ski Team as a World Cup service technician and part-time coach in the summer and fall.
Andrew Morehouse, the incoming Nordic Program Director, is also a Bozeman resident and has worked as a service technician for the U.S. Ski Team since 2015. In addition to providing race service for World Cup and Olympic races, he’s assisted the head coach and head of service in planning and organizing travel logistics for the national team. In the summers, Andrew is the paddling program manager for the Montana Wilderness School. Andrew was the PG and Elite Nordic Coach for BSF from 2012 to 2014, and he also spent two seasons as the assistant Nordic coach at St. Lawrence University, while earning his Masters of Education.
We’ll provide a more formal chance for you to meet Andrew once he is working with us full-time later this summer.