CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Tim Mitchell, The Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Alpine), has resigned his position, it was announced today.
"We thank Tim for his 11 years of service to the Harvard skiing team," said Bob Scalise, The John D. Nichols '53 Family Director of Athletics. "We appreciate the hard work he demonstrated and wish him well in his future endeavors."
"I would like to thank the Friends of Harvard Skiing, specifically Nick Rhinelander, Charles Hirschler and Erich Horsely, who have been so instrumental in helping rebuild and grow the ski program here at Harvard," Mitchell said. "I'd also like to thank Chris City (The Paul J. Finnegan Family Head Coach for Harvard Skiing (Nordic)), with whom it has been an honor to share leadership of the program for the last nine years. I have been lucky to have coached so many great student-athletes, and I can only hope that I have positively impacted their lives as much as they have impacted mine. I am proud to have been the longest tenured coach in the history of the program, and I look forward to seeing the future of Harvard skiing."
Mitchell, who guided Harvard's program since 2006, played a key role in producing Harvard's first NCAA skiing champion in 2012.
A national search for a successor will begin immediately.