The 2014-15 season marks Cory Schwartz's 33rd year coaching with the Nordic program and 28th year as the ski coordinator at UNH. During his tenure, Schwartz has led the Wildcats to 24 Top-10 NCAA placements, including back-to-back seventh place finishes (‘84 & ‘85) within his first three years at the University and eighth-place finishes in 2011 and 2013, matching the squad’s top placement since 1994. From 1989-96, Schwartz’s teams claimed eight consecutive Top-10 NCAA finishes, the most in school history.
has mentored 34 student-athletes to a total of 45 All-America team
selections. Included in that number are 18 Nordic skiers compiling
12 All-America team honors.
Men’s skiing program earned NCAA Public Recognition Award for boasting perfect multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 1,000 (2008-12). Women’s ski team tallied 994 APR, which finished behind only perfect 1,000 APRs of Dartmouth and Harvard among EISA programs.
In 2013, senior Liz Guiney was the recipient of the NCAA Elite 89 award, which recognized her for reaching the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level while also achieving the highest academic standard among her peers. Guiney headlined a trio of women’s Nordic skiers to compete at NCAAs; she was joined by classmate Anya Caldwell Bean, who claimed All-America Second Team (sixth place) in the 15K free, and Annika Taylor, who earned a berth on the EISA All-East First Team. On the men’s side, the brother tandem of Erik and Per Lindgren reached the NCAAs.
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
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.