|Title:||Ski Coordinator / Head Coach- Nordic|
|Year:||31st season Nordic Coach / 26th season Ski Coordinator|
The 2012-13 season represents Cory Schwartz's 31st year coaching with the Nordic program and 26th year as the ski coordinator at UNH. During his tenure, Schwartz has led the Wildcats to 23 top-10 NCAA finishes, including back-to-back seventh place finishes (‘84 & ‘85) within his first three years at the University and a 10th place tally in 2012. From 1989-96, Schwartz’s teams claimed eight consecutive top-10 NCAA finishes, the most in school history.
Schwartz has mentored 29 student-athletes to a total of 39 All-America team selections. Included in that number are 17 Nordic skiers compiling 11 All-America team honors.
In 2012, Nordic team skier Liz Guiney earned EISA All-East honors, and she qualified for the NCAAs along with Elizabeth Izzo, Tristan Ramey and Erik Lindgren. The ski program merited a No. 10 national ranking, which was the highest among all UNH teams, in the final winter Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings.
Schwartz was named Coach of the Year by the Eastern
Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) in 1985, ‘86, 2002 and
’03 and was awarded the Al Merrill Award by the state of New
Hampshire in 1998.
During his collegiate career at UNH, Schwartz competed in the NCAA Championships three times before graduating in 1982. The Center Conway, N.H., native had his top performance during his junior season when he placed 10th in the NCAAs. He began coaching the men's squad in a post-graduate year and, the following season, took over the duties for the women's team.
He is Level II certified and has served as a member of both the Eastern USSA Sr. Committee and Chairman of the NCAA Committee.