New coach for The Indian Men’s and The Indian Women’s hockey teams
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday announced Dutchman Paul van Ass and New Zealand’s Anthony Thornton as coaches of the National men’s and women’s hockey teams respectively.
Van Ass was the head coach of the Dutch u-21 team before from 2010-2014, leading it to a silver at both the London Olympics in 2012 and the World Cup at home last year.
Thornton, meanwhile, has been working with the New South Wales Institute of Sports in Australia and has been head coach of the Australia U-21 men’s team.
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