Hockey India appoints South African Craig Fulton as new Chief Coach of Indian men's hockey team

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Hockey India has appointed Craig Fulton of South Africa as the new head coach of the Indian men's hockey team.

An overview of the news

  • Craig Fulton will replace Graham Reid who resigned in January 2023 following India's poor performance in the World Cup.

  • Craig Fulton represented South Africa at the Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 Olympics and earned 195 international caps in a career spanning more than a decade.

  • Fulton managed the Irish men's hockey team between 2014 and 2018 and helped them qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

  • He also won the FIH Coach of the Year in 2015 while with the Irish team.

  • Fulton has nearly 25 years of coaching experience and has earned 195 caps for South Africa over a span of 10 years.

  • He also played in the Atlanta and Athens Olympics.

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