SR Staff Report
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JP Daigneault leaves Green Mountain Valley School to take the head men’s alpine coach position at his alma mater Dartmouth College.
When Peter Dodge, class of 78, retired after 33 years as Dartmouth College’s head men’s alpine coach, it ended an era. Immediately the ski racing community began speculating on who would replace the legend. Because of the program’s prestige, there was lots of conjecture that many of the highest-profile coaches in the country would apply.
The wait is over after a comprehensive search to fill this coveted position. Canadian JP Daigneault was selected and will take the helm of the Big Green’s alpine men’s team. The decision came down to two highly qualified candidates: Daigneault and Middlebury graduate and UVM assistant coach Andrew McNealus. Following the tradition set by Peter Dodge, predictably, the alumnus got the job.
Daigneault is an excellent coach and an accomplished program director. Equally important, he is an expert in NCAA Collegiate skiing. While skiing for Dartmouth College, the new head men’s alpine coach earned All-American honors four times.
The Dartmouth press release quotes the excitement of Dartmouth Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation, Peter Roby.
“I’m excited to welcome JP back to Hanover,” Roby stated. “His knowledge of, and love for Dartmouth, combined with his experiences as an accomplished racer and coach, will be tremendous for our program and students.”
Release courtesy of Dartmouth College