The Malaysian Hockey Confederation has appointed Terry Walsh as Technical Director on a two-year contract.
The appointment sees Walsh return to Malaysian Hockey after serving as head coach of the Malaysian hockey team from 1990 to 1994.
The former striker earned 175 international caps for Australia, representing them in four World Cup campaigns, one of which they won in 1986, as well as three Olympic Games, which included a silver medal at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.
Walsh pursued his coaching career in 1990 where he worked as head coach of the Malaysian national hockey team.
He also worked as head coach of the Australian National team from 1997-2000. Under his guidance that team won the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, Champions Trophy in Brisbane in 1999 and a Bronze medal at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
In 2004, Terry was appointed head coach of the Netherlands national hockey team that won the silver medals at the Athens Olympics that year. Thereafter he joined USA Field Hockey as Technical Director from 2005 until 2012.
More recently, he coached the Indian men's team between 2013-2014 where he led the team to its first gold medal at the Asian Games after 16 years in 2014. In winning this Continental Championship, India also guaranteed qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Most recently he was the head coach of Kalinga Lancers in the Hockey India League.
Walsh is an International Hockey Federation (FIH) Master Coach. He is expected to arrive in August or September to take up his new role.
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