Vasja Bajc joins coaching staff of US ladies' team

29 August 2014 06:32
New coach for Sarah Hendrickson and Team USA
New coach for Sarah Hendrickson and Team USA -

Women's Ski Jumping USA announced that Slovene Vasja Bajc will be the new travel coach for the US National Team.

“I hope that my rich history as a coach, and my knowledge and experience from the World Cup, World Ski Championships, and the Olympics, will contribute another stone to this mosaic of success. Working with women will be a new challenge for me and it is an honor to be working with the VISA Women’s Ski Jumping Team", the Slovene, who has been working as a coach for 25 years, said on

After Norwegian Erik Renmaelmo ended his job with the US team this spring, head coach Alan Alborn is now looking forward to working with Bajc. “I am very honored and pleased to welcome Vasja Bajc to the team!  Looking to the future - with Sarah Hendrickson defending her World Champion title at the 2015 World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden this winter through to the 2018 Olympics in Korea - I have some clear goals in mind. With just four years to prepare for Korea, Vasja’s experience will be indispensable.”

“I am really excited for Vasja to join our team. Although we have had a difficult year, his motivation and enthusiasm provided just what we needed after Sochi. I look forward to working with Vasja many years to come!", Sarah Hendrickson is quoted on the website of Women's Ski Jumping USA.