Chris Eder, beginning his 15th season as head coach of the Castleton University men's and women's alping ski teams, has been selected for induction into the Green Mountain College Athletic Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday by the Eagle athletic department.
Eder, a 1998 graduate of Green Mountain College, was a four-year stalwart on the Eagle men's alpine ski team from 1995-1998. Through his dedication as both a competitor and a coach at GMC, he helped transform a good program into one of the most impressive teams in the nation throughout his tenure. He has guided Castleton University's ski programs through a similar transformation during his 15 years as head coach.
His passion and commitment to the sport of skiing is inspirational, and he has maintained a leadership position with the United States Collegiate Ski Association's Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference. Eder's positive impact on Green Mountain's student-athletes and alumni is notable as evidenced by his service to the GMC Athletic Hall of Fame Committee for over a decade.
In addition to his coaching duties at Castleton, Eder serves as the liaison between the admissions office and the athletics department, playing a key role in helping his fellow coaches better understand the admissions process as well as informing the admissions officers about the needs of the various Castleton athletic programs. He meets with numerous prospective student-athletes, not just those interested in alpine skiing, but many possible Spartan student-athletes throughout the department.
Eder has been working in college admissions since 1998 and has been with Castleton since 2003. In December 2016, he received the Castleton University Employee of the Year Award for his continual exemplary work in bringing high-quality students to the attention of the Castleton admissions staff and the Spartan athletics department.
Eder will become the 11th member of the Green Mountain College Athletic Hall of Fame when he is formally inducted during GMC's Alumni Banquet and Awards Ceremony Saturday, Sept. 30.
James Thivierge, Associate Athletic Director for Sports Communications at Green Mountain College, contributed to this story.