Trond Flagstad begins his 10th season overall with the University of Alaska Anchorage ski team and his seventh as the head coach for the Seawolf ski program in 2011.
UAA skiers have earned a combined 25 All-America accolades since Flagstad took over the reins of the program, and 52 overall since he joined the Seawolf coaching staff in 2001.
Last season, Flagtad produced five All-Americans for a 7th-place team result and led UAA to a program-best 2nd-place finish at the RMISA / West Region Championships. Four Seawolves garnered All-RMISA honors, while 17 were named to the all-academic team.
In 2009, Flagstad made UAA history by leading his team to a program-best fourth place at the NCAA Championships. UAA qualified a full team to the NCAAs, produced five All-Americans, six All-Conference honorees, one RMISA MVP, and landed a program-best 13 skiers on the All-Academic team.
During his tenure UAA has also recorded a pair of sixth-place finishes at NCAAs and has earned a combined three individual National titles.
Flagstad guided UAA to the unofficial title of the nation's top Nordic squad in 2005, after the team recorded six top-10 finishes at Nationals, including two individual national titles. Mandy Kaempf's sweep of the women's classical and freestyle events at the 2005 NCAA Championships marked the first national title for the Seawolf Nordic program since 1997.
Flagstad was an assistant with UAA's Nordic team from 2001-03. The native of Ottestad, Norway, also coached cross-country running at UAA during the 2001-02 season. A World Cup competitor, he was a sponsored Nordic skier at a top Norwegian national level from 1985 to 2000.
Flagstad lines in Anchorage with his wife Lindsey and son Vebjorn.
|Alma Mater:||Trondheim (2000)|