Title: Head Nordic Coach
Alma Mater: Middlebury/Utah
Years at Middlebury: 4
Johnson enters his fourth season as the head coach of the nordic ski program at Middlebury. The former Panther skier and two-time U.S. Olympian came to Middlebury from the University of Vermont, where he served as an assistant coach for three years, helping the Catamounts to the 2012 NCAA title.
Before joining the Catamounts, Johnson was an assistant nordic coach at the University of Utah during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. While at Utah, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies.
A native of Greensboro, Vermont, Johnson was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1999-2007. He competed in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. He also competed in the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Johnson was the U.S. National Champion in cross-country skiing in 2005 and 2006.
Johnson began his career at Middlebury College where he was a three-time NCAA All-American from 1997-99 under head coach Terry Aldrich. He was the U.S. Junior National Champion in cross-country skiing in 1996.
Title: Assistant Nordic Coach
Alma Mater: Middlebury
Years at Middlebury: 1
Barton was named an assistant nordic skiing coach in the summer of 2016. A 2009 graduate of the College, she comes to Middlebury from the Burke Mountain Academy, where she has served as the head nordic coach since 2012.
During her Panther career on the trails, Barton and her teammates posted four top-eight finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a fifth-place effort during the 2008 event in Bozeman, Montana. She was a captain during her senior year, leading Middlebury to an eighth-place showing at the NCAA event hosted by Bates. She was also a four-year member of the women’s lacrosse team, which claimed the 2006 and 2007 NESCAC Championships. Barton played in four NCAA Tournaments with a pair of teams making semifinal appearances.
A native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Barton was an assistant coach at Burke Mountain Academy in 2011 prior to moving up to the head coaching position the following year. She was the head coach at Jackson Hole High School in Jackson, Wyoming in 2010, as well as a sailing instructor at SailMaine in Portland, Maine from 2004-09.
Barton was a three-time coach for the United States U18 National Team in Norway, Estonia and Sweden. In 2015, she traveled to Almaty, Kazakhstan as the head coach of the USA U23 National Team. Barton is a three-time coach for Team New England at U.S. Junior Nationals and has worked for two years at the U.S. National U16 Summer Camp. She also leads summer training camps to Sweden and Norway, and was recently named the 2016 New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA) Coach of the Year.