Jed Friedrich will begin his 10th season as the head coach of the men's and women's nordic skiing teams at Gustavus.
At the 2013 Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) Championships, the Gustavus women’s nordic ski team finished fifth with 40 points, while the men’s team finished sixth with 35 points.At the season-ending NCAA Central Region Championships held in late-February, both the men’s and women’s team registered sixth place finishes, the men with 46 points and the women with 56 points.
In 2008, Friedrich's team finished second at the Minnesota Collegiate Championships after winning the event in 2007. Friedrich also coached male skier and All-CCSA performer Jens Brabbit to the NCAA Championships in back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011.
As the women's Nordic ski coach, Friedrich was named the CCSA Women's Nordic Ski Coach of the Year in 2008 after the team finished second at the CCSA Championships. That same year, three women's Nordic skiers qualified for the NCAA Skiing Championships for the first time in program history as the Gusties finished in 18th place. Friedrich again led the Gusties to the NCAA Skiing Championships in 2009, this time finishing 21st and having one individual qualifier.
Friedrich, a St. Cloud native and 2003 graduate of Northern Michigan University, was a two-time All-State honoree in nordic skiing at St. Cloud Apollo High School. He enrolled at Northern Michigan University in the fall of 1999 and was a member of the Central Region Championship teams in 1999, 2000 and 2001. He received All-America Scholar honors from the Nordic Ski Coaches Association in 2000. Friedrich served as an assistant at his alma mater in 2002 and accepted a teaching and coaching position at Herman-Norcross Community School in 2003. While there, he taught health and physical education and served as the assistant girls' volleyball coach, assistant boy's basketball coach and assistant track and field coach.
Jed and his wife, Jennie, live in St. Peter with their two daughters, Keira and Brielle.
Northern Michigan University, 2003
HES-100 (Physical Fitness: Aquatics), HES-116 (Weight Training), HES-161 (Men's Nordic Ski), HES-182 (Women's Nordic Ski), and HES-266 (Nordic Ski Pracicum)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|HES-266||Nordic Ski Pracicum||18||2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, and 2005/SP|
|HES-182||Women's Nordic Ski||18||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, and 2005/SP|
|HES-161||Men's Nordic Ski||18||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, and 2005/SP|
|HES-100||Physical Fitness: Conditioning||13||2013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, and 2009/FA|
|HES-154||Men's Cross Country||10||2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA|
|HES-171||Women's Cross Country||10||2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA|
|HES-116||Weight Training||8||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, and 2010/SP|
|HES-264||Cross Country Practicum||6||2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, and 2004/FA|