School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences


14 Aug 2018

Alumnus appointed as Head Coach for GB and England Hockey men’s team

Danny Kerry MBE is making the move from the GB and England women’s teams, where he is currently Head Coach, to the men’s sides in time for the Toshiba International against Belgium this October.

Having worked with the women’s teams for 13 years, alumnus Danny coached the Great Britiain women to Gold in the Rio Olympics in 2016. His record marks him as the most successful coach in British Hockey history, taking the women’s teams from 11th to 2nd in the FIH World Rankings. He was also awarded an MBE in 2017 for services to women's hockey.

Upon his appointment, Danny said:

“I simply cannot wait to join a great team of staff and athletes and to begin a new chapter in my professional career. I have for many years watched the fellas train and compete and often wondered whether I would one day have an opportunity to work with them. That opportunity has now come and I am excited. 

“After 13 and a half years of serving the women’s programme I am very proud of what the many teams of athletes have achieved. I believe we have been instrumental in raising the profile of women’s team sport and the impact in terms of increased participation in hockey has been astronomical.”

The two-time FIH Coach of the Year will begin his new role in September 2018 and is looking forward to the men’s World Cup taking place in India in November.

Danny graduated in 1992 with a degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Pictured: Danny Kerry's induction into the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame.