Now it’s official. Thomas Trinker takes over as the new head of the ÖSV women. The Styrian, who lives in Tyrol, has been working for the Austrian Ski Association since 2000. Since 2018 he has also been the coach of the men’s youth group. He will thus become Christian Mitter’s successor. He takes over the post of racing manager. On Thursday, after the departure of Andreas Puelacher, vacancies on the men’s side also went to Marko Pfeifer from Carinthia. Trinker worked at the World Cup level from 2002 to 2009 for men and from 2016 to 2018 for women. Pfeifer has been the group coach of the slalom world cup team since April 2013.
“My aim was to appoint people from within our own ranks who have done a good job, are successful and have the trainer’s eye for managerial positions. It’s a good sign and motivation for everyone else that if you work hard, you also get the chance to be really responsible for once,” said the new Alpine boss Herbert Mandl at the World Cup finals in Meribel to the APA (Austria Press Agency ). “Tom deserves that, he has already worked with a lot of the women who drive now.”
In any case, Trinker is looking forward to the new task with great anticipation: “First of all, it is about a quick evaluation of the current situation with the athletes and the responsible coaches in order to then find an optimal group constellation. We want to have a strong team in all disciplines in the future. In order to take the next step and be able to reach this high level, you need not only the right training concepts and good skiing technique, but also the absolute will to win and the necessary mental strength,” said the new women’s boss in a broadcast.