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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
U.S. coach Pete Vordenberg resigns

Associated Press

PARK CITY, Utah -- Two-time Olympian Pete Vordenberg has announced his resignation as a U.S. ski team coach to spend more time with his family.

Vordenberg began coaching in 2002 and led the cross country team to some of its greatest achievements.

Those included the first World Championship medal won by a U.S. woman and first World Cup medal in 25 years.

Vordenberg was a member of the U.S. cross country ski team for six years and competed in two winter Olympic Games before making the transition to coaching.

He most recently was the men's World Cup head coach.

Vordenberg said in a statement released by the U.S. Ski Association Tuesday that continuing on would require more travel, time and energy than he could devote now that he has a new family.