MK Kaushik to assist Roelant Oltmans in new set-up
Hockey India yesterday appointed Maharaj Krishan Kaushik as coach of the senior men's hockey team.
Kaushik will assist Roelant Oltmans, Director, High Performance, who will take charge in place of Michael Nobbs till the appointment of the new chief coach.
Kaushik will join the training camp of the team starting from July 16 at SAI Centre in Bangalore for the preparations for the 9th Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia next month from 24 August- 1 September 2013.
Kaushik who was a member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow said, “I am happy with my appointment with the senior men team. I have experience of working with different people from the coaching fraternity and will give my best”.
Kaushik who retired as Deputy Director of Sports, Government of Haryana had earlier coached both the senior men and women teams. Under his charge, the men’s team won their last major international tournament, the 1998 Asian Games, Bangkok. In 1998, he received the Arjuna Award. Also, the Indian women’s team had won bronze medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006.