Roland Assinger becomes the new racing director for the alpine ski women at the Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV), replacing Thomas Trinker. The Carinthian will take office on April 1st, the ÖSV announced on Thursday.
“Last season definitely didn’t go according to plan and was anything but satisfactory. After numerous discussions and a detailed analysis of the current situation, we came to the decision that we want to go into the next season with Roland Assinger as the new women’s boss,” says ÖSV Alpine boss Herbert Mandl about the decision.
Assinger worked in various positions as a trainer at ÖSV from 2008 to 2020. For the past three years, the 49-year-old has worked as a ski trainer for youngsters at the sports high school in Davos (CH). “So I approach this task totally unaffected,” said Assinger. “It is definitely a big and very exciting challenge. The most important thing now is that calm returns and I can plan the new season together with the athletes and the coaching team.”