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Bill Marolt
Skiing (Athlete & Coach),
Athletic Director

  • Four-Time NCAA Individual Champion
  • Member U.S. Olympic Ski Team
  • Coached 1984 U.S. Olympic Ski Team
  • CU Athletic Director (1984-96)

His University of Colorado athletic career spanned some three decades as athlete, coach and then athletic director.  A U.S. Olympic ski team member while a student at CU in the 1960s, he is one of only three CU athletes to be a four-time NCAA individual champion.  He took over as coach in 1969, and led the Buffs to seven straight national championships between 1972-78.  He left CU to coach the U.S. Ski Team, with the team winning a record five medals in the ’84 Olympics, and returned as athletic director later that fall.  He held that position for 12 years, overseeing the construction of the Dal Ward Center and taking the department to new heights, as his decade-plus tenure leading the department cemented the Buffaloes on the national collegiate athletic map as it included success in almost all sports across the board, particularly football, women’s basketball, skiing and cross country.  Under his direction, CU added three women’s sports, volleyball, golf and soccer.  He is a member of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, and is currently the president of U.S. Skiing.


Bill Marolt (left) and Bill McCartney celebrate CU's 1990 National Championship
after a 10-9 win over Notre Dame in the 1991 Orange Bowl.

Bill Marolt (left) is inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall Of Fame.



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