HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech assistant cross country, Nordic skiing and track and field coach Jason Cork recently resigned to take a job as the Elite Coach for Central Cross Country Team Vertical Limit.
“I would like to thank everyone at Michigan Tech for all of their support over the past two years,” said Cork. “I feel that this position with CXC is the next step in my career. I am looking forward to this new challenge.”
During his two years with the Huskies, Cork had nine athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships. He helped Jesse Lang earn All-American honors in Nordic skiing in 2009 and was responsible for the training for Ken Gilkerson who finished 10th at the 2010 Div. II NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
“I want to thank Jason for his time at Michigan Tech,” said head coach Joe Haggenmiller. “We will very much miss Jason’s hard work and leadership with our many student-athletes. He did a great job of balancing the demands of coaching in three sports and six programs simultaneously. Jason really helped raise the level of all six programs he worked with
during his time here. And, while it is difficult to loose him, I am excited for Jason to move up to being a head coach with opportunities to work with US National Champions and US Ski Team level athletes. His replacement here will have pretty big shoes to fill.”
A national search for the position will begin immediately. The formal application for the position can be found at: http://www.admin.mtu.edu/hro/postings/index.shtml.