Paolo Bernardi resigns as coach of US ladies' team

16 November 2013 07:17
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Only three weeks before the start of the ladies' World Cup season in Lillehammer, Paolo Bernardi surprisingly steps down as coach of the US team around the currently injured World Champion Sarah Hendrickson. 

The Italian, who was coaching the Americans since 2011, announced his decision on facebook. "I resign for personal reasons and it was a hard decision....I keep loving and following this sport and I hope to find another team soon that can give me the motivation to start again", he wrote. 

Under his tutelage as World Cup coach of the US women's team Sarah Hendrickson took the overall World Cup and the World Championship title, the team won the Nation's Cup twice.

Erik Renmaelmo was now hired as travelling coach and will replace Bernardi. The Norwegian will work alongside head coach Alan Alborn in the upcoming Olympic winter.