Head Coach Becky Woods
A two-time EISA Coach of the Year,Becky Woods ’89 has been the head Nordic skiing coach at Bates since 1994. A native of Auburn, Maine, she has coached four All-America honorees: Sylvan Ellefson ’09, Justin Easter ’03, Dave Chamberlain ’98 and Justin Freeman’98, who competed for the US Ski Team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
During her collegiate career at Bates, she was a two-time captain, participated in three NCAA Championships and was a member of the All-East team. Woods received the Auburn-Lewiston Sports Hall of Fame President’s Award in 1996 and has served on the NCAA skiing rules comittee since 1998.
“The four years we work with our athletes are years of personal change and growth,” Woods says. “It is a privilege to be a part of that, and it’s incredibly rewarding to know that you have had an impact on their lives.”