New Delhi, July 10: Hockey India today appointed Olympic Gold Medalist Maharaj Krishan Kaushik as coach of the senior men's hockey team.
Kaushik will assist Roelant Oltmans, Director, High Performance, who will now take the charge of Michael Nobbs till the appointment of the new chief coach, a Hockey India press release said.
Kaushik will join the training camp of the senior men's team starting July 16 in Bangalore in preparations for the 9th Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia from August 24.
Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India said “Kaushik had the desired credentials to work with the senior men team. I am hopeful that with his contribution the team will make improvement in the coming days and wish the team good luck to win the 9th Asia Cup and book their berth for the FIH World Cup 2014”.
Kaushik was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
He retired as Deputy Director of Sports, Haryana government and had earlier coached both the senior men and women teams.