Hugues Ansermoz, former head coach of women’s alpine in Switzerland and most recently Canada, is the new head of NLZ West, a regional junior program in Switzerland. The 50-year-old from Les Diablerets succeeds Serge Allemand, who leaves his position at the end of the month.
“It’s a stroke of luck that Hugues has assumed the top job in NLZ West, engaging with it in the future for the young Swiss skiers,” said Franz Hofer, head of junior skiing for Swiss-Ski. “Hugues enjoys wide acceptance from all sides and has an immense wealth of experience as an athlete and as a coach at all levels, both nationally and internationally.”
“For the NLZ structures as well as for interregional West it is a very positive signal to be able to count on the experience of Hugues,” said Florence Koehn, President of Swiss-Ski and a board member at the National Training Center in Brig.
Ansermoz worked as head coach of the Canadian women’s team for the last four years. The father of three is also pleased about being active in Switzerland after four years of absence. “For me it’s the perfect situation: [having] worked as a trainer for many years and with World Cup experience, I’m now back … in my region and can lend my know-how to benefit the local juniors,” said Ansermoz.
He had some interesting job offers, but he is pleased with his ultimate decision.
“In Brig, I expect exciting projects. In particular, the cooperation with the school has many development opportunities, the same is true for working with the NLZ athletes who also have great potential,” said Ansermoz, who is also looking forward to spending more time with his family.
Release courtesy of Swiss-Ski