Rody Hagen

Lollipopper Coach

Third generation Jackson native. JHSSC Nordic alum 1971-78. US Biathlon Junior Team 1978-82 Audrey and I raised our family here and all three were involved with the ski club. Our youngest, Grant, is currently with the FIS Alpine race team.

Credentials, Certifications, Highest Level of Competition reached:

  • PSIA certified XC/Telemark instructor at one point, but have been a lifelong Nordic Skier
  • I was fortunate to race with the worlds best juniors in several Biathlon World Cup Series races, and one World Championships
  • Alternate athlete for 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. Forerunner for all the Nordic events there
  •  Ski mountaineered throughout the intermountain west to the huts of Norway and the Alps of central Europe, to western Canada and Alaska. Covered hundreds of miles on skis in the backcountry - never got certified for it, but loved every minute!


  • Always continuing

Personal Philosophy or Statement:

  • Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.