After weeks of search, Hockey India have finally zeroed in on former Australian defender and midfielder Graham Reid as the coach of the national men’s team. The former player, who has won silver at 1992 Barcelona Olympics Reid, will take charge in FIH Men's Series Final in Bhubaneswar.
New Delhi, 8 April 2019: Hockey India today named Graham Reid as the new Chief Coach of the Indian Men's Hockey Team. The 54-year-old will join the team in Bengaluru shortly for the on-going National Camp at Sports Authority of India.
Reid has a decorated playing career as the defender/ midfielder for the Australian National team and was part of the Silver Medal winning team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was also part of the Australian squad that won back-to-back Champions Trophy titles in 1984, 1985 and 1989, 1990. With 130 International Caps, Reid took to Coaching a national team when he was appointed Assistant Coach in 2009 for Australia. During this
He was named Head Coach in 2014 where he contributed to Australian squad's reign as world No.1 team. Under his guidance, they won the World League
"Graham Reid is backed by a successful career as a player and also comes with strong coaching experience, having worked with the Australian and the Netherlands national teams. We are hopeful his experience and expertise will help the Indian Men's Hockey Team achieve desirable results leading up to and at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," stated Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India.
Expressing his delight overtaking on a new assignment, Reid said, "It’s an honour and a privilege to be appointed as Chief Coach of the Indian Men’s hockey team. No other country has a history in this sport that can compare to India. As an opposition c
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