Olympian, Program Director
and friend of Auburn Ski Club Associates
was a two-time Olympian (1976, 1980) and a two-time World Champion (1975, 1977)
in the sport of Canoe/Kayak. He was on 28 National Teams, Winter (Biathlon) and
competed in Biathlon at the World Cup level before becoming the head coach for
the Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) Biathlon Team in 1995. Chuck was selected
as a member of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team coaching staff after putting four
of his athletes on the 1998 Olympic Biathlon Team. Chuck coached through the 2002
Salt Lake City Games.
was a dedicated soldier serving with the California National Guard, achieving
the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
was the Nordic Director for the Auburn Ski Club Associates for many years.
Lyda Memorial Fund was established in 2010 to help the Ski Clubs
aspiring young Nordic Skiers and Biathletes. Please contact us if you would like
to donate to this fund.