Award Nominees

Thorir Hergeirsson

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As head coach of Norway, Thorir Hergeirsson’s headlining achievement in 2019 was reaching the semi-finals at the IHF Women’s World Championship in Japan in December. 

Norway had a strong campaign at Japan 2019, recording four wins and one loss in the preliminary round. The wins came against Cuba, Slovenia, Serbia and Angola, before the one defeat, to eventual champions Netherlands. In the main round, Norway defeated Denmark, Republic of Korea and Germany to secure their semi-final ticket. 

The 22:28 semi-final loss to Spain was a disappointment, after Norway kept the game level at half-time. In the bronze-medal match, Norway trailed Russia and ultimately settled for fourth place. 
 

Nominated World Coaches Of The Year

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Emmanuel Mayonnade

Country: NED


2019 was an exceptional year for Emmanuel Mayonnade. In the first half of the year, he led Metz Handball to the semi-finals in the Champions League...


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Carlos Viver Arza

Country: ESP


Carlos Viver was Mayonnade’s opponent in the 2019 IHF Women’s World Championship final. His side, Spain, lost the final narrowly, but their semi-fi...


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Ambrosio Jose Martin Cedres

Country: RUS


After many years leading top Champions League club Györ, Ambros Martin moved to Rostov-Don before the 2018/19 season and led the team to the final ...


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Gabor Danyi

Country: HUN


Gabor Danyi had the tough task of filling Ambros Martin’s shoes when the Spaniard departed Györ, but Martin’s former assistant coach proved he was ...


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