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Graham Reid Appointed Indian Men Hockey Team Coach

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Hockey India has named Graham Reid as the new chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team.

Graham Reid will be joining the team in Bengaluru shortly for the ongoing national camp at the Sports Authority of India. Reid has a decorated playing career as the defender/midfielder for the Australian national team and was part of the silver medal winning team at 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. With 130 international caps, Reid took to coaching a national team when he was appointed assistant coach in 2009 for Australia. During this tenure, he was elevated to the head coach position and he guided the Australian team to their fifth consecutive Champions Trophy title in 2012. He was named head coach in 2014 where he contributed to the Australian squad’s reign as world number one team. Under his guidance, they won the World League semi-final in Antwerp and went on to win the World League final in Raipur the same year.

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