Thorir Hergeirsson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Thorir.

Thorir Hergeirsson (Icelandic: Þórir Hergeirsson) (born 27 April 1964)[1] is an Icelandic handball coach for the Norwegian women's national handball team. He was introduced as the new head coach at a press conference on 16 April 2009.[2]

Thorir has been part of the Norwegian national coaching team since 2001, and took over as head coach in April 2009, succeeding former head coach Marit Breivik. He had previously been handball coach for the clubs Elverum Håndball, Gjerpen Håndball and Nærbø IL.[3][4]

His daughter Maria Thorisdottir is a player on Norway women's national football team.[5]


World Championships
  • 2009: 3rd
  • 2011: 1st
  • 2013: 5th
European Championships
  • 2010: 1st
  • 2012: 2nd
  • 2014: 1st
Olympic Games
  • 2012: 1st


  1. ^ "Thorir Hergeirsson - Profile" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Ny sjef, gammel oppskrift". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). NTB. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Andresen, Svein (16 April 2009). "Thorir Hergeirsson ny sjef for Håndballjentene" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Federation. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  4. ^ Larsen, Jan-Erik (16 April 2009). "Hergeirsson overtar etter Breivik". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Opsal, Signe; Fossum, Øystein (6 March 2015). "Islandske Maria Thorisdottir (22) debuterte mot Island". NRK (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marit Breivik
Norway women's national handball team head coach
Succeeded by