Meet the Coach

Head Coach: Alan McEwen

Alan_3 (1)Alan McEwen has been involved in New England Nordic skiing for the past twenty years; coaching, racing in marathons, and providing support to numerous skiers (including his sons, Dartmouth ’17 & ’19).  Alan has a Ph.D. in chemistry that serves as the base for his deep knowledge of physiology and nutrition.  He supports his skiers with expertise in sports psychology, nutrition, training, and ski waxing.  He lives in Wellesley with his wife Bonnie (Wellesley ’85).  A highlight of last season was seeing the Wellesley women team at regional’s supporting each other and eating breakfast in the stairwell of the Jerico barracks. Go Blue!


Assistant Coach: Nina Cole


IMG_0850Nina Cole grew up in Edina, MN where she fell in love with the Scandinavian culture and everything winter! She finds cross country skiing a great way to experience the outdoors in the winter months and is excited to share this experience with beginners and experts alike! She is currently working as a nurse at Mass General Hospital; but more importantly when she is not working, she love hiking with her dog and husband, cooking, and making themed presents for friends and family. Nina also volunteer with NEDS (New England Disabled Sports) at Loon Mountain where they help children and adults achieve their highest level of independence in downhill skiing. She is looking forward to meeting everyone this season, hoping for early snow!!