Aldrich Is National and N.E. Coach Of The Year

November 20, 2006

In addition to his N.E. regional coach of the year honors last week, Middlebury College cross country coach Terry Adlrich has been named the Division III Women's Cross Country National Coach of the Year for the fourth time.

After finishing fourth at the NESCAC and ECAC meets, Middlebury won the New England Region title with 73 points, finishing in front of highly regarded Amherst, Tufts and Williams. Last weekend, the Panthers continued their winning ways, capturing the school's fourth NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship.

The Panthers recently made their 10th consecutive and 11th overall appearance in the NCAA Championship race. The Panthers have won NCAA titles in '00, '01, '03 and '06, finishing second in '99, '02 and '04. During his tenure at Middlebury he has coached 25 cross-country All-Americans.

Aldrich coached his 31st and final season with the Middlebury ski team in the winter of '05-'06. He spent 20 years as the director of skiing before the job was split in 1995-96, when he became the Director of Nordic Skiing. During his time in that position, Aldrich coached 30 All-Amercians as well as three Olympians (Sue Long '84, Dorcas DenHartog '88, '92 and Andrew Johnson, '02). His teams captured the '79 and '80 AIAW Women's National Championships, while the '04 squad won the EISA title, earning him EISA Coach of the Year honors.