Thomi Derungs takes over as the new Head Coach of the U17 Elite as of 1 May. Marcel Jenni will leave the EVZ at the end of the season at his own request.
Marcel Jenni joined EVZ in 2016 as Assistant Coach of the EVZ Academy Farm Team and has been coaching the U17-Elite since the 2017/18 season, with whom he celebrated the Swiss Championship title last year as Head Coach. The 46-year-old former hockey professional from Zurich is now leaving EVZ at the end of April at his own request to reorient himself and find a new challenge. "We would like to thank Marcel Jenni for his commitment and heart and soul for the EVZ. He has achieved a lot in his time with the U17-Elite and we wish him all the best for his future", says Roland Schmid, Head of Sports at The Hockey Academy and Assistant GM at EVZ.
His position will be taken over by the 46-year-old former hockey player from Davos, Thomi Derungs for the coming season. Derungs has been Head Coach of the U17-Elite at EHC Kloten since 2012 and has also been on the boards of the U16 National Team since 2017/18, also as Head Coach since last season. In addition to his work as Head Coach of the U17-Elite, he will also be responsible for the education of competitive sports in the area of The Hockey Academy. "With Thomi Derungs, we have an experienced junior coach at EVZ who fits in well with the coaching team and who has also worked for the National Teams", Roland Schmid is pleased about the recruitment.