Harendra Singh named head coach of US males’s group | Hockey Information

COLORADO SPRINGS: Former India hockey coach Harendra Singh, who skilled each the nationwide males’s and ladies’s groups at completely different phases of his completed profession, has been appointed as the brand new head coach of the US males’s group.
Singh, who was bestowed the Dronacharya award in 2012, served because the chief coach of the senior India males’s hockey group from 2017-18. Earlier than that, he was additionally answerable for the Indian ladies’s group for a while.
“Thanks for this thrilling alternative to teach the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Workforce,” mentioned Singh in a press release issued by Workforce USA.
“My enthusiasm is aware of no bounds as I’m excited to start this journey with my expertise in offering instruments to gamers to search out their strengths and weaknesses.
“Creating personalised coaching packages will certainly assist the group who’ve the facility to vary the tables in world hockey with their sheer grit dedication and onerous work.”
Singh’s first task with the Indian males’s group was the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, the place he led India to gold in Muscat, Oman.
He additionally led India to a fifth place end on the 2018 males’s World Cup in Bhubaneswar.
The lads’s aspect additionally claimed a silver within the 2018 Champions Trophy and bronze medal on the 2018 Asian Video games.
“I’m actually wanting ahead to being part of an expert setup. I’m excited to change into a contributor to the expansion of the USMNT by offering ‘Better of Breed’ to our gamers,” Singh mentioned.
“I am wanting ahead to a dynamic relationship as we get able to problem the most effective of the most effective groups within the years to return.”
Singh had additionally guided the Indian ladies’s group to a gold medal within the 2017 Asia Cup.
He additionally has in depth expertise teaching the nation’s junior nationwide groups, and had guided India to a gold medal on the 2016 males’s Junior World Cup.
In whole, Singh has claimed eight gold medals, 5 silver and 9 bronze at varied tournaments on the worldwide degree and has coached greater than 350 worldwide matches between the junior and senior nationwide groups.
“We’re thrilled to have Harry be part of USA Subject Hockey and lead our Males’s program,” mentioned Simon Hoskins, USA Subject Hockey’s Govt Director.
“The US males’s Nationwide Workforce confirmed nice progress previous to the COVID-19 shutdown and now with a coach of the caliber and expertise of Harry on the helm we’re excited for the way forward for the USMNT.”
Singh has additionally been concerned with teaching and coaching a variety of excessive rising Indian coaches on the Sports activities Authority of India and varied State Hockey Associations.
He holds a FIH Stage four Excessive Efficiency certification and to this point has helped produce greater than 20 Olympians for India throughout his profession.
As an athlete, Singh appeared in 23 worldwide matches for India from 1985-91 and represented India on the 1990 Asian Video games in Beijing, the place he helped the group to a silver medal.

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