Chip White steps down as US women’s speed coach

LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) Chip White is stepping down as the women’s speed coach after this week’s World Cup finals.

The U.S. ski team announced the move on Tuesday.

White was part of the program for 18 years and helped develop skiers such as Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso. Under his tutelage, the Americans finished on the World Cup podium 122 times in speed events and captured six Olympic medals.

Vonn said White has been the ”heart of the women’s speed team for as long as I can remember.”

White joined the organization in 1990 as a project coach with the men’s speed team. He jumped to the women’s side in 1996, where he served as an assistant for 14 seasons. He was named head coach of the women’s speed team following the 2010 Olympic season.