Fairbanks Hires Peter Leonard As Head Junior Coach


Aug 3, 2021

The Nordic Ski Club Fairbanks has inaugurated a year round training

program for juniors with the hiring of Peter Leonard as Head Coach of

Fairbanks Cross Country (FXC). Pete has been with the New York Ski

Educational Foundation in Lake Placid as assistant cross country coach

for the past two years. In 2006 he coached the Mid-Atlantic Junior

National Team as well as the New York Eastern High School Championship

team. He began racing in high school (Wayland, MA) and earned varsity

honors in skiing each of his four years at Williams College where was

named to the 2004 Academic All America team. His love of the sport drew

him to coaching after college, and at NYSEF he worked with all age

groups, but especially with juniors. Pete will arrive in late June and

begin immediately to work with our promising junior racers.