Head Cross Country Skiing Coach 1986-1992
Dr. Muriel Gilman
Arriving at Bemidji State in 1975 as a women’s athletic trainer and professor in the University’s Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport, Dr. Muriel Gilman served as the only head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country ski teams during their run of existence from 1986-92. Gilman led seven BSU ski teams to nationals, with four men’s teams and three women’s teams representing BSU on the national collegiate stage. The men’s team finished with a program-best third place in the Division II national races in 1991, with the women’s team taking second place in 1992. The long-time athletic trainer and professor also developed BSU’s physiology lab, becoming a pioneer in the study of human performance at the university.