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Danny Kerry MBE (born 2 December 1970) is an English international field hockey coach. He is the head coach for the England and Great Britain Men's teams.

Danny Kerry
MBE
Personal information
NationalityEnglish
Born (1970-12-02) 2 December 1970 (age 48)
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
Sport
Country Great Britain
 England
SportField hockey

He was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk and was educated at King Edward VII in King's Lynn, Norfolk.,[1] and studied at Loughborough University and the University of Warwick.[2]

CareerEdit

He was first appointed head coach of the Great Britain women's national field hockey team in 2003, and continued in the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3]

In 2016 he was appointed head coach of the England and Great Britain Women’s Hockey teams on a permanent basis through to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.[4]

In August 2018 he was appointed head coach of the England and Great Britain Men’s Hockey teams on a permanent basis through to the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. [5]

Coaching approachEdit

Kerry made changes to his coaching following very adverse feedback after his role as head coach at the 2008 Olympics.[6]

He emphasises that 'culture precedes performance' and the importance of common purpose.[7] He encourages his players to consider scenarios and to work out for themselves how to 'find a way' in game situations.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andrew Stephen. "Latest News & Information". Old Lennensians Association. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?section=22&itemid=20653
  3. ^ "Women's Squad Coaching Staff: Danny Kerry Head Coach". Great Britain Hockey. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=34735&itemTitle=Danny+Kerry+appointed+permanent+England+and+Great+Britain+Women%92s+Head+Coach&section=22
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/hockey/45168442
  6. ^ https://www.connectedcoaches.org/spaces/10/welcome-and-general/blog/Blake/191/how-high-performance-coach-of-the-year-danny-kerry-has-put-the-great-into-british-hockey
  7. ^ "Danny Kerry: Coaching Bootroom (Part 1)". 2 December 2015 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ http://www.englandhockey.co.uk/news.asp?itemid=37649&itemTitle=Hard+work+paying+dividends+for+Kerry+and+his+team&section=22
  9. ^ "Kate Richardson-Walsh: Finding a way to win - England Hockey". www.englandhockey.co.uk.