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PARK CITY, Utah (Aug. 25) - John (Johno) McBride, who resigned in the spring after 10 years of World Cup coaching, including the last four as U.S. men's downhill/super G head coach, is returning as a combined coach with the men's squad, Head Coach Phil McNichol said.

McNichol said McBride would work at the World Cup level with the men's top multiple-event skiers including 2005 World Cup overall champion Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH). Miller is the all-time U.S. medals winner at the Olympics (two) or World Championships (five) level.

"We've wanted to expand our versatility on the World Cup outside of just speed, just tech, and wanted to provide more support for multiple-event skiers," McNichol said. "Johno's the best guy to bring in. This should give that support to our top multiple-event guys."

McBride, who announced in March he wanted to spend more time with his wife and two young daughters, won't travel with the men all season, but work at designated times during the World Cup schedule, McNichol said.

While he was speed head coach, U.S. men had their greatest string of success, including Miller's world championships to Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) becoming the most successful American male downhiller in U.S. history (nine World Cup DH wins plus three super G victories). Rahlves and Miller finished 1-2 in World Cup races six times in 15 months, including the 2005 Worlds downhill, which Miller won.