Spokane Nordic Ski Association ski team coach George Bryant was recently selected as the Pacific Northwest Ski Association Nordic Coach of the Year. For nearly a decade Bryant has worked with teenage skiers and their families to take their Nordic skiing to a higher level. Coach Bryant works with Spokane area team members all year long training for competition, regularly practicing roller skiing on area trails, as well as combining lifting weights and endurance training. Bryant and his spouse Alison Weiner were together honored this past February as the recipients of the Gary Silver Award for their dedication to the sport of cross-country skiing at Mt. Spokane. Their combined efforts have extended beyond the connection to youth racing and includes years of service to the community of skiers, facilities and programs at Mount Spokane State Park. //