Austrian great Toni Innauer quits Nordic sports director position in Austria

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on March 10, 2010 10:49 am

Toni Innauer was the first ski jumper to score a perfect score.  It happened in 1976 in Oberstdorf, Germany, on a record-breaking jump.  Since that time, only two others have achieved the maximum 20.0 score from all five judges.  In 1980 at the WInter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, Innauer won gold on the individual normal hill.

Innauer transitioned to the head coach of the Austrian ski jump team in 1989, before being elevated to director in 1993.  But, after 17 years, the great Innauer has left the Austrian ski federation.

The next step for Innauer?  He told USA Today that he had “several offers,” but that he will not join a foreign federation for the 2010-11 season.  After that it’s anyone’s guess?  Might the USSA be interested in one of the greats coaches of the past two decades?  Stay tuned!

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