Brunner Takes Over German Men’s Tech Team
Former U.S. Ski Team coach Bernd Brunner has been named the new technical coach of the German men’s World Cup team. Albert Doppelhofer, who spent the last nine years as head technical coach working athletes like Felix Neureuther and Fritz Dopfer, will take over the management of the newly created perspective cadre and will ensure the transfer of know-how in the system in the future.
“I am looking forward to the new challenge in the German Ski Association and would like to contribute my experience and my know-how to the alpine men’s team,” said Brunner. “My predecessor Albert Doppelhofer has done an excellent job in recent years and our entire coaching team is highly motivated to continue this success story.”
The 47-year-old coach from Tyrol has worked in the U.S. Ski Team for the past six years. From 2012 to 2016, he worked with athletes like Bode Miller and Ted Ligety. For the past two years, Brunner has been responsible for the interdisciplinary European Cup team. Before joining the U.S. Ski Team, Brunner worked in various positions in the Austrian Ski Association, where he also completed his training as a licensed trainer.
“With the replacement of these two key positions, we want to ensure optimal support and care for our athletes in all cadres and thus create the conditions for a further positive development in alpine men,” said Wolfgang Maier, alpine sports director of the German Ski Association.
Release from the German Ski Federation