Cobb named president, CEO

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine -- Max Cobb, executive director of the U.S. Biathlon Association, has been named president and CEO of the U.S. Biathlon Team.

Team chairman Larry Pugh said on Wednesday that the board wanted to acknowledge the contributions Cobb has made to the sport over the last 20 years.

Cobb joined the USBA in 1989 as the head of the domestic race series and a year later was named assistant coach and manager of the national team. He was promoted to program director in 1994 and to executive director in 2006.

The American team emerged as one of the rising programs in the world last winter when Tim Burke wore the coveted yellow bib as the world's top-ranked biathlete for several weeks.