About Coach Kevin Brochman

Kevin rollerskiing on the beach

Athletic Career

  • 1984 & 1988 Olympic Team Member
  • 1989 World Championship Team Member
  • Member of the US Ski Team from 1982-1991
  • 25 Top 10 finishes at US National Championship Events
  • Junior National Champion, 1977, 4th Place at MN State Ski Meet
  • He has completed 4 marathons with a best of 2:39:59, best 10km 33:47
  • Four top 10 finishes in the Birkiebeiner, with a best place of 5th overall. That race he was 6.9 seconds from becoming the first American to win the Birke in 25 years.

Coaching Career

Kevin has worked with two skiers that have been NCAA Champions, Olympians and National Champions. He has worked with 13 skiers that have won gold medals at Junior Nationals. Here is a list of individual State Champions that Kevin has worked with the past 10 years.  Kevin has coached 4 Minnesota skiers to the Olympics 3 who he worked with for several years.

Boys Girls
2014 Maddie Watts
2012 Nora Gilbertson
2008 Joe Dubay 2009 Annie Hart
2007 Joe Dubay 2008 Jessie Diggins
2005 Jesse Lang 2004 Katie Klapinski
2004 Garrett Heath 2002 Stephanie Howe
2003 Garrett Heath 2001 Lindsay Williams & Lindsay Weier
1999 Peter Tollefson 1998 Shelby Strong
1998 Billy Lee 1997 Kristen Fairmann
1997 Matt Schadow & Andrew Elvester

Add a few State Champion skiers from Wisconsin and the total during the past 11 years is 18 individual State Champions that benefited from Brochman training programs.

Other coaches that will be working with the program this summer: Ingrid Leask, Jack Sloan, and Alice Flanders

Athletic interests

Kevin Coaches at St. Olaf College during the winter. He also tries to fit in a few long races during the winter such as the Mora Vasa and the Birkie.

Athletes who have qualified for the Olympics that Kevin has coached.

Jessie Diggins, coached her during her Junior year in High School, she went from being ranked 90th in the country to 30th and qualified for the U18 trip to Europe.  Olympic Team 2014 and 2018 along with World Cup Wins.

Annie Hart, coached her from 10th grade to 12th.  Annie went from 80th in the MN State meet as a 9th grader to 1st her Junior year.  She also was ranked 30th in the country her senior year and was 1st at World Junior Tryouts. She qualified for the 2018 Olympic Team.

Lindsey Weier Dehlin, Lindsey is the only Nordic skier to qualify for the Olympics while she was in high school.  She went on to win at NCAA’s and make the Olympic Teams in 2002 and 2006.

Lindsay Williams, also a member of the Olympic Team and NCAA Champion and National Champion.  Lindsay was 9th on her team when I began coaching her.

Coaches who have worked with Kevin the past few years.

Isaac Weiber, Everett Meyers, Jack Sloan, Molly Manske, Matt Freeman, Henry Wortman, Katie Williams.