Legend new coach of Pogon Szczecin
Written by: Rasmus Boysen
After being sacked after only 8 matches in the Polish Superliga club Gornik Zabrze, the Polish handball legend Mariusz Jurasik has become the new head coach of the Polish Superliga club Pogon Szczecin.
Mariusz Jurasik replaces the current playing coaches of Pogon Szczecin, Wojciech Zydronia and Michael Brune, who continue in the club as players.
In Szczecin he signed a contract until the end of the season. It is possible that in the case of difficult personnel situation Szczecin audience sees Mariusz Jurasik also dressed as a player.
Mariusz Jurasik is a Polish handball legend. He played 207 caps and scored 704 goals from 1997 to 2012 for the Polish national team, with whom he won silver at the World Championship in Germany in 2007 and bronze at the World Championship in Croatia in 2009. In 2007 he was named the best right wing of the World Championship in Germany. He is the player with 8th most goals and 8th most appearances of the Polish national team in the history.
The 40-year-old Polish coach was a playing head coach of Gornik Zabrze, who he came to from Qatari El Jaish in 2012, from 2013 to 2016. It is still uncertain where the Polish legend will continue his career.
Name: Mariusz Jurasik
Date of birth: 04.05.1976
Position: Right wing
Height: 192 cm
Caps: 207 (704 goals)
1993-1996: Sobieski Żagań, Poland
1996-2001: Vive Kielce, Poland
2001-2003: Wisla Plock, Poland
2003-2009: Rhein-Neckar Löwen, Germany
2009-2012: Vive Kielce, Poland
2012: El Jaish, Qatar
2012-2016: Gornik Zabrze, Poland (head coach from 2013-2016)
2016: Pogon Szczecin, Poland (head coach)