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Bill Pierce Named CXC Junior Development Program Head Coach

Mon, Apr  23, 2007 - By CXC Skiing

Central Cross Country Skiing with the support of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation is pleased to announce the hiring of the CXC Junior Development Program Head Coach – Bill Pierce.

“It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Bill to the Central Cross Country Ski Association. I have enjoyed working with Bill in the past, and am looking forward to our association in the development of young cross country ski racers to their fullest potential,” commented Yuriy Gusev, CXC Skiing Chief Executive Officer.

Bill has had positive impact on the Midwest community for many years in several areas. A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bill along with his wife Kathy has owned and operated Pierce & Associates Design/Build, Inc, a builder of custom homes. Since moving to Hayward, WI he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, serving as the Chairman for the last 6 years. For many years he has been the Head Coach of Hayward High School, one of the most successful programs in the Midwest. His coaching has had a direct impact on 11 WI Team Champions, 13 Individual Champions and 4-5 Junior Olympians each year including a National Champion during that period. This success was possible by developing and managing one of the strongest staffs and community support networks imaginable for a small town project. Bill, Kathy, and their children Megan and Matt are all role models for active healthy family life styles.

The CXC Junior Development Program will model the successful CXC Olympic Development Team training program.  The main components of the program are full time year round professional coaching within a monthly training camp structure, and direct individual attention. These principles led the CXC Olympic Development Team to 30 out of 108 SuperTour podiums and placing 2 athletes on the US World Championships Team.

Junior Development Program Head Coach Bill Pierce will be working within a coaching team structure including CXC Olympic Development Team Head Coach Bryan Fish, Athletic Advisor Yuriy Gusev, Logistics Director Scott Wilson, High Performance Advisor Igor Badamshin and CXC’s sports science support group of nutrition scientist, physical therapist and exercise physiologist.

CXC Skiing is also extending athlete application process until May 1st to fill 3 spots still available. Please send your last two years results and resume to yuriy.gusev@cxcskiing.org. The CXC Junior Development Program flyer and details are posted on the CXC home page at www.cxcskiing.org .

Central Cross Country Skiing (“CXC Skiing”) is recognized by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (“USSA”) as the sole Regional Organization governing cross country skiing in the 10 state Central Region of the United States. CXC Skiing provides an organization which enables athletes, coaches and officials to achieve excellence in cross country skiing through: EDUCATION, COOPERATION, COMMUNICATION, and COMPETITION. CXC Skiing oversees youth programs; supports the Junior Olympic Qualifying system, Central Collegiate Ski Association, and Senior/Master skiing; provides athletes’, coaches’ and officials’ education; coordinates competitions; trains Olympic caliber athletes; and is the Midwest pipeline to the US Ski Team. CXC is a 501c3 non profit corporation and gratefully accepts tax deductible donations for program enhancement from all sources.