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Morgan Smyth to lead UOP Nordic programs

Submitted by Utah Olympic Park,

The Utah Olympic Park is excited to announce the hiring of Morgan Smyth as program manager of Park City Nordic Ski Club. Smyth will oversee the club’s day-to-day operations and manage cross-country, Nordic combined and ski jumping coaching staff and programs.

"We are very fortunate to have the caliber of experience that Morgan brings," said Marc Norman, vice president of sport and venues. "Her passion and skill set will contribute greatly to the club’s future growth."

Smyth comes to the Utah Olympic Park from the Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation, where she held the role of program director and head coach for cross-country ski programs. At Soldier Hollow, Smyth oversaw over 150 youths in the after-school programs. In addition, she ran the Charter School Ski Program, an entry-level program for 275 youths. She was also the head coach for the Competition Team.

In her new role, Smyth will work closely with the cross-country, ski jumping and Nordic combined programs to provide leadership and guidance to the club’s coaches and athletes. Smyth’s focus will include communication with parents and other stakeholders, evaluations of current offerings and the development of new programs, and ultimately, growing the Park City Nordic Ski Club’s membership base. Smyth begins her new position on Oct. 7.

Along with the hiring of Smyth, the Olympic Park is also excited to announce the addition of 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van to the Park City Nordic Ski Club as ski jumping and Nordic combined development and youth coach. Lindsey will be working directly with Head Coach Alan Alborn. Van began work on Oct. 1.

For more information about the Park City Nordic Ski Club, please visit UtahOlympicLegacy.org.