Changes coming for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club
Steamboat Springs — A shuffling of administrators atop the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will make for a stronger club that produces better young people, director Jim Boyne said Tuesday.
Sarah Floyd, the longtime athletic director for the club, will change titles and become the assistant executive director for the club, while Jon Nolting will join the operation and fill Floyd’s prior position.
Floyd served 16 years as athletic director, but overseeing the athletic side of the club was just one aspect of her job. Boyne said Floyd’s new position will allow both her and the club important advantages.
“Sarah’s been the glue at the Winter Sports Club for many years, and she’ll continue to be that,” Boyne said. “She’s going to be working more closely with me. She’s worn the athletic director hat for 16 years, but that’s a task that’s hard to do well with everything else she’s been doing. This will allow her to focus on what she wants to do.”
Nolting, meanwhile, will be equipped to step in and provide that same focus on the athletic side.
He joins the club after nearly two decades working in winter sports, the last nine of which were spent with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
There, he worked on coach education and certification apparatus for the Alpine, cross country, freestyle, snowboard and Nordic combined disciplines.
“I am honored to be joining the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and I believe strongly in its mission of inspiring the pursuit of excellence and empowering members of this community to achieve their personal goals in athletics and in life through participation in sport,” Nolting said in a press release.
Boyne said he hopes Nolting can bring his expertise to Steamboat’s young skiers and snowboarders.
“He will ensure consistency across all of our disciplines and work with the directors in each discipline to challenge the programing and challenge the professionalism of our coaching,” he said. “He’s going to be overseeing all of it to make sure we’re bringing best practices across all disciplines. That’s what he’s been doing for the U.S. Ski Team.”
“This is a big step in the evolution of the club. We are doubling down in terms of athletics and competency, but also in coach education and being better at developing the athletes as people.”
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