Alpine Ski Coach & Men's 'B' Soccer Coach
Bartlett enters his eighth season as the head coach of the Middlebury College Alpine Ski Team. During his tenure, Bartlett has worked hard to continue the success of Middlebury Skiing.
In 2008, Bartlett was awarded the EISA Coach of the Year award and led the team to a fifth-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Championships. The alpine men finished second in the nation in slalom and third in the nation in GS at the event. In '12, he led the men's slalom team to a national title at the NCAA's. The team repeated the feat the following season when Middlebury hosted the NCAAs.
Bartlett came to Middlebury after working with the U.S. Ski Team in Park City, Utah. He most recently worked as a World Cup assistant coach for the alpine women's team during the winter of 2005-2006. Bartlett has also served as the head Europa coach, a Development Team coach and as a strength and conditioning coach with the program. Bartlett was a staff member at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, where he worked as a coach for gold medalist Julia Mancuso.
In 2002, Bartlett was awarded the VARA (Vermont Alpine Ski Racing Assoc.) "Coach of the Year" award while working as the head coach of the Killington Mountain School. Bartlett is a 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University where he was captain and member of the alpine team. He earned his degree in environmental biology, with a minor in sports science.
Asst. Alpine Ski Coach
Copeland is now in her fifth season as the assistant alpine skiing coach. The ’06 graduate of St. Lawrence University joins the staff after working as an assistant at her alma mater.
While working at St. Lawrence, Copeland performed numerous responsibilities, including budget management, working with admissions, organizing team practices and mentoring student-athletes and their academic commitments. As a two-sport varsity athlete, Abby has the first-hand experience that enables her to be direct and effective in her communication with student-athletes.
After earning her degree in Fine Arts in ’06, Copeland completed her master’s in education in May of ’09. She competed on both the field hockey and ski teams during her four years as an undergraduate and received numerous awards for her athletic accomplishments. Copeland is excited for her new role at Middlebury and looks forward to working with the caliber of student-athletes currently on the team.
Nordic Ski Coach
Alma Mater: Middlebury/Utah
Years at Midd: 1
Johnson enters his first season as the head coach of the nordic ski program at Middlebury. The former Panther skier and two-time U.S. Olympian came to Middlebury from the University of Vermont, where he served as an assistant coach for the past three years, helping the Catamounts to the 2012 NCAA title.
Before joining the Catamounts, Johnson was an assistant nordic coach at the University of Utah during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. While at Utah, he earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies.
A native of Greensboro, Vermont, Johnson was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1999-2007. He competed in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. He also competed in the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Johnson was the U.S. National Champion in cross-country skiing in 2005 and 2006.
Johnson began his career at Middlebury College where he was a three-time NCAA All-American from 1997-99 under head coach Terry Aldrich. He was the U.S. Junior National Champion in cross-country skiing in 1996.
Asst. Nordic Skiing/Asst. Track Coach
Now entering her 26th year as a full-time coach of Middlebury nordic skiing, Patty came to the College after four years of world-class competition. She was one of five American women nordic skiers to compete in the Sarajevo Olympics in 1984; she also competed internationally with the U.S. national team from 1983 to 1986. Patty graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where she was an All-East collegiate skier and captain of the Wildcat team. While at UNH, Patty competed in the World University Games in Sofia, Bulgaria. As a coach for the International Special Olympic Games, Patty received a Distinguished Service Award in 1984. She was also a coach for the U23/ World Junior Championships in Italy in 2008. She also serves as an assistant coach of the Panther track team.