Czech and Slovenian teams with new coaches


Matjaž Triplat now coaches the Czech team, Jože Berčič serves as new head coach of Slovenia. Alessio Bolognani quit as assistant coach in Italy.

A glance on the coaches tower in Hinterzarten revealed, that some teams used the off-season to change their coaches. As reported Fabian Ebenhoch now coaches the Swiss team and Jochen Danneberg was dismissed in China.

New head coach of the Czech team is Matjaž Triplat, who coached the Slovenian A-team before. Triplat succeeds to Jaroslav Simek, who took over the job from FrantiÅ¡ek Vaculík in 2011. Triplat is already the fifth coach of the Czech ladies’ team in six years. “This job is exactly the new challenge I need”, he said to

Successor of Triplat in Slovenia is Jože Berčič. Before getting assigned to this job, he worked as coach at the national training centre in Kranj. On his side Overall World Cup and Four-Hills-Tournament winner Primož Peterka remains assistant coach.

Also Italy faced a slight change of the coaching staff: Alessio Bolognani resigned as assistant coach and so head coach Julien Eybert-Guillon will travel alone with the A-team to the competitions. Bolognani’s work as coach of the junior team will be continued by Ivan Lunardi.

So the national teams are lead through the Olympic season by the following coaches:

Austria: Harald Rodlauer, Florian Schabereiter
Canada: Gregor Linsing
China: Information not available
Czech Republic: Matjaz Triplat
Finland: Kimmo Kykkänen
France: Jacques Gaillard, Frederic Zoz
Germany: Andreas Bauer, Christian Bruder
Italy: Julien Eybert-Guillon
Japan: Takahiro Ogawa, Janko Zwitter
Netherlands: Bastian Tielmann
Norway: Christian Meyer, Per Elias Kalfoss
Romania: Csaba Magdo
Russia: Roman Kerov, Roman Pashkin
Slovenia: Jože Berčič, Primoz Peterka
Switzerland: Fabian Ebenhoch
United States: Paolo Bernardi