Nordic Skiing—Coaches

Tracey Cote
Head Coach

Tracey Cote

email: tacote@colby.edu
phone: 207-859-4921
fax: 207-859-4902

Tracey Cote has been the head coach of Nordic skiing at Colby for 15 years heading into the 2014-15 season.

After leading her 2008 men's and women's team to the best ski carnival finishes in the history of the Colby Nordic team, she was honored as the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

Cote helped the men's Nordic team take a full squad (at least three skiers) to the NCAA meet for the first time in 2008. The men's squad also won four ski carnival races, the first time any Colby Nordic team has won a carnival race. The women's team took two skiers to the NCAA meet in 2009 and two men's skiers competed in 2010.

As an undergraduate Cote attended Northern Michigan University, where she was an MVP runner on a nationally-ranked cross-country team, captain of the ski team, and an NCAA Division I national qualifier. Cote attended graduate school at the University of Wyoming and earned a master of science degree in health education. 

Cote serves as Colby's Senior Women's Administrator and is an Associate Athletic Director.

 

Assistant Coaches

Linnea Koons Morrison, Assistant Coach 

Linnea Koons Morrison, who has a background in skiing and cycling, enters her second year as anLKM assistant coach in the 2014-15 academic year.

Koons Morrison had an Ivy League education at Cornell University, but the school did not have varsity Nordic skiing. She raced on a club team at Cornell and gained valuable experience skiing, helping to manage all aspects of the program, and had coaching responsibilities. 

Koons Morrison was a professional cyclist from 2010 to 2012, racing throughout North America in both mountain and cyclocross disciplines. She qualified for the World Cup in mountain racing and had a fourth-place finish and was honored with the Most Aggressive Rider award at the United States Grand Prix of Cyclocross.

Koons Morrison recently moved to Sidney, Maine, and was a volunteer coach for the Central Maine Ski Club. She also consulted on ski programs and facility development with Waterville's Quarry Road Recreation Area.