Performance Coach

Matthias Guggenberger joined British Skeleton as Performance Coach in the summer of 2022.

He will work closely with athletes across all levels of the programme for the duration of the Milan Cortina Olympic cycle.

Matthias arrived in the UK with a wealth of experience at the top level of the sport, having competed at two Olympic Winter Games in 2010 and 2014 before moving into coaching after injury ended his sliding career in 2018.

He coached the Belgian and Austrian teams in 2018/19 before switching to Latvia for three seasons from 2019/20, while also continuing to coach Austria’s Janine Flock. 

Matthias guided Martins Dukurs to the overall World Cup crown and European Championship gold in each of the last three seasons, while Flock also won overall World Cup and European Championship gold, plus a host of other top-tier medals, including World Championship bronze, during her time with him.