Bernd Krug new Austrian Head Coach
Team Snowboard Austria has announced its new staffing for the Alpine Snowboard World Cup team.
Bernd Krug, who was serving as Assistant Coach to Tom Weniger over the past seven years will follow up Weniger who left the team after the successful last season which wrapped up with Olympic Gold and Bronze for Julia Dujmovits and Benjamin Karl as well as the Overall Alpine Snowboard World Cup title for Lukas Mathies.
“I enjoyed the last seven years of working with the team a lot,” is Krug quoted in a press release sent out by the Austrian Federation today.
“Coming from a successful season we are going straight into the next one with the World Championships on home turf as highlight. We will prepare our riders the best possible way,” added the 46-year-old Tyrolean native.
Krug will also capitalize on the experience of his new Assistant Coach Brigitte Köck.
The 44-year-old former athlete who won GS Bronze at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games – the first ever Olympic Snowboard medal for Austria – will not only bring in her snowboard know-how but also her knowledge as Personal Coach.
“I was following the circuit over the past eleven years. Now I'm looking forward to my new and exciting tasks, and I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge with the athletes,” explained Köck.
The World Cup team for the 2015 season consists of five ladies and seven men and features the likes of Julia Dujmovits, Marion Kreiner, Ina Meschik, Claudia Riegler and Sabine Schöffmann as well as Benjamin Karl, Sebastian Kislinger, Lukas Mathies, Alexander Payer, Andreas Prommegger, Johann Stefaner and Anton Unterkofler.
The twelve riders will travel to Saas-Fee, Switzerland until Thursday to prepare for next winter in their second training camp.