John Caldwell

Year Inducted: 1983

Born: November 28, 1928, John Caldwell was a four event skier for Dartmouth College and competed on the 1952 U.S. Winter Olympic team at Oslo in the combined event.  He coached the Putney School ski team where he helped develop skiers such as Bob Gray, Bill Koch, Martha Rockwell, Mary Heller, Tim Caldwell, Jim Galanes along with championship teams.  From 1965 until 1972, he served as coach of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Teams, the Olympic Teams and World Championship Teams.  In 1984, he was the coach of the U.S. Olympic Cross-Country team at the Sarajevo Olympics and the U.S. FIS Cross-Country team in 1989.  His writings include six editions of the popular "The Cross-Country Ski Book," first published in 1964, and the more technical, "Caldwell on Cross-Country."


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