Alex Hoedlmoser (pictured here with coaches Roland Pfeifer and Pete Anderson) will move from Head Coach of the women's alpine team to lead the men's speed program (Mitch Gunn/ESPA)
PARK CITY, UT (May 7) – Four-time U.S. Ski Team International Coach of the Year Alex Hoedlmoser has been named Head Coach for the U.S. Ski Team men’s speed team. Hoedlmoser has spent the last 17 years working with the U.S. women’s alpine speed team, including the last four as head coach. During his tenure with women’s alpine, he led American athletes to 18 Olympic and World Championship medals and over 150 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podiums.
Alex Hoedlmoser has been named Head Coach of the U.S. Ski Team men’s speed program.
A former World Cup athlete, Hoedlmoser has spent the last 17 seasons coaching with the women’s alpine team, including the last four as Head Coach. He is a four-time winner of the U.S. Ski Team International Coach of the Year award.
During his tenure with the women’s program, U.S. athletes captured 18 Olympic and World Championship medals and over 150 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup podiums.
Hoedlmoser’s former head coach position with the women’s alpine program will not be replaced at this time.
Newly hired coach Stefan Abplanalp will lead the women’s speed program. Roland Pfeifer enters his fourth year at the helm of the women’s technical team and Trevor Wagner will continue to lead the Europa Cup training group.
Forest Carey, Bernd Brunner and Randy Pelkey will remain as head coaches of the men's multi, technical and development teams respectively, while TJ Lanning will move from coaching the men's speed group to the Europa Cup coaching staff.
The 2015 Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season is slated to start Oct. 25-26 in Soelden, Austria.
The season is highlighted by the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Feb. 2-15 in Vail-Beaver Creek, CO.
QOUTES Patrick Riml, Alpine Director In the nearly two decades he’s worked with the women’s alpine program, Alex has helped lead that group to a truly best in the world program. He’s also been able to bring in a world class coaching staff in Roland Pfeifer, Stef Abplanalp, Trevor Wagner and their assistant coaches. We both feel the program is in a good place for the women’s staff to collectively continue the highest level of leadership.
Sasha Rearick, Head Coach – men’s alpine Over the past Olympic cycle Alex and I have worked closely together as head coaches for our respective teams. His track record with the women’s program speaks for itself and I feel fortunate to be able to bring his perspective, experience and vision to our men’s speed program.
Alex Hoedlmoser, Head Coach – men’s speed The years I’ve spent with the women’s program have been truly rewarding, but the team is really strong right now and the right coaches are in place to continue that direction. For me, this move is extremely motivating. Sasha has built an impressive program with incredible athletes and coaches. It will be a challenge for me to step over to the men’s side, but I feel I’ll bring a perspective that will enhance the professionalism and focus that this staff has already produced.
2015 Alpine Staff Patrick Riml, Alpine Director
Men Head Coach: Sasha Rearick Team Manager: Kate Avrin Physio Coordinator: Chris Antinori Conditioning Coordinator: Anton Beretzki
World Cup Multi Head Coach: Forest Carey Assistant Coach: Adam Cole Physiotherapist: Rotational Head Ski Service Ted Ligety: Alex Martin Head Ski Service Bode Miller: Chris Krause
World Cup Speed Head Coach: Alex Hoedlmoser Assistant Coach: Scotty Veenis Assistant Coach: Peter Anderson Assistant Coach: Chris Beckmann Physiotherapist: Rotational Pool Ski Service: Guntram Mathis Fischer Ski Service: Leo Mussi Atomic Ski Service: Thomas Graggaber Rossignol Ski Service: Shawn Gaisford
World Cup Technical Head Coach: Bernd Brunner Assistant Coach: Ian Garner Conditioning Coach: Bob Poehling Pool Ski Service: Matej Cujes Pool Ski Service: Alex Petitdemange Pool Ski Service: Danijel Andesilic
Europa Cup Speed Coach: TJ Lanning Technical Coach: Ian Lochhead Ski Service: Vittorio Boggian
Development Team Head Coach: Randy Pelkey Ski Service: Eric Holmer
Women Team Manager: Chelsea Steinbach
World Cup Speed Head Coach: Stefan Abplanalp Assistant Coach: Chris Knight Assistant Coach: Wade Bishop Assistant Coach: Pascal Hasler Ski Service: Ales Sopotnik Ski Service: Miha Dolinar Head Ski Service Lindsey Vonn: Heinz Haemmerle Head Ski Service Julia Mancuso: Michael Gmeiner
World Cup Technical Head Coach: Roland Pfeifer Assistant Coach: TBD Conditioning Coach: Rotational Atomic Ski Service Mikaela Shiffrin: Kim Erlandsson
Europa Cup Head Coach: Trevor Wagner Ski Service: Jonathan Weyant