Hoedlmoser to Lead Men's Speed Program

2014-05-07 12:36

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.

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

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

Europa Cup
Speed Coach: TJ Lanning
Technical Coach: Ian Lochhead
Ski Service: Vittorio Boggian

Development Team
Head Coach: Randy Pelkey
Ski Service: Eric Holmer

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

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