By Pete Graves, Public Relations & Communications Director
Published on 06/06/13

PARK CITY, UT---June 7, 2013--USA Ski Jumping is pleased to welcome well known Slovenian ski jumping trainer Bine Norcic to fill the new position of European based coach for the USASJ, serving with Head USA Coach Clint Jones.

Bine NorcicNorcic, who grew up in Kranj, SLO, graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 2010 with a degree as a Professor of Physical Education and has served as coach for the National Jumping Team of Turkey from 2007-2013.

He has also served as a personal coach for ski jumping star Jernej Damjan of Slovenia and has been the Slovenian National B Team coach working alongside Ari Pekka Nikkola. He was also part of the Slovenian National Team as a ski jumper from 1992-2004, where he won Continental Cups three times. He is also the son of the legendary late coach Bogdan Norcic.

"We really conducted a world-wide search to fill this position, and we have found a person who is a great fit for the job", explained USASJ Athletic Director Alan Johnson, "Bine has a terrific combination of skills, including hands-on coaching, working with elite athletes and he has strong technical skills and a complete understanding of the nature of the World Cup and international competition. Bine will be a great addition to our staff and his expertise will allow us to keep offering our athletes the best possible coaching, which will help us continue to make forward progress. We couldn't be more excited that he has agreed to join our program."

Bine Norcic commented today from his home that he is very excited to accept this position Bine Norcicwith the growing USA program saying, "I'll put all of my efforts and share my 10 years of coaching experience with a group of young, talented jumpers who have the support of an enthusiastic team, and they have what it takes for all around success. It must be said that working with Team USA is probably the greatest challenge and honor that any international coach could have."

Norcic will begin his duties with USA Ski Jumping immediately.

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