5 Things to Know About India’s New Men’s Hockey Coach Graham Reid
Hockey India has 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 ongoing national camp at the Sports Authority of India.
Here are 5 things to know about Team India’s latest coach:
1. Appointment With Indian Men’s Hockey team
The position was vacant after former coach Harinder Singh was asked to step down from his position following India’s quarter-final exit from the World Cup in Bhubaneswar last year. As per Hockey India’s official reports, Reid is likely to draw a salary of USD 15,000 per month.
2. Decorated Professional Career
Reid was a part of the Australian team which won a silver medal in 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.
3. Coaching Career
After being appointed as the Assistant Coach with the Australian Men’s team in 2009, he was elevated to the position of head coach in 2012 and he guided them to Champions Trophy title in 2012.
Under his guidance, the team also won the HWL Semi-Final in Antwerp and went on to win the HWL Final in Raipur the same year as well.
4. Hall of Fame Member
A Queensland Hockey Hall of Fame, Reid moved to Netherlands in 2017 as the coach of Amsterdam Club, which he was part of as a player in 1993 and 1994.