MK Kaushik appointed as Manager High Performance (Central Zone)

New Delhi, 27 October 2014:  Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) has been appointed as the Manager, High Performance (Central Zone) by Hockey India.

Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) (Manager, High Performance (Central Zone) & Indian Hockey Coach)

Maharaj Krishan Kaushik (MK Kaushik) (Manager, High Performance (Central Zone), Hockey India)

Kaushik, who was the coach of the Indian Men Hockey team that won Gold medal at the recently concluded 17th Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea will be seen in a new role from 1 November 2014.

Kaushik as the Manager, High Performance will soon start monitoring all domestic activities in the central zone consisting of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

MK Kaushik was the member of the 1980 Olympics Gold Medal winning Indian Men Hockey team, had also coached both the Indian men and women teams. Under his coaching, India men team won their last major international tournament – the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. In the same year, he received the prestigious Arjuna Award. In 2006, the Indian women team won Bronze medal in the Doha Asian Games under his coaching. Continue reading →

Kaushik Appointed as Coach of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team

10 July 2013: Olympian and Arjuna Awardee Maharaj Krishan (M K) Kaushik has been appointed as coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey team.

Maharaj Krishan Kaushik Indian Hockey CoachM K Kaushik will assist the chief coach of the team and  will join the training camp of the senior men team starting from 16 July, 2013 at SAI Centre in Bangalore for the preparations for the 9th Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia next month from 24 August- 1 September 2013. Roelant Oltmans, who is Director of High Performance at Hockey India, will be the Chief Coach in place of Michael Nobbs until new appointment.

Kaushik, who retired as Deputy Director of Sports, Government of Haryana, has experience of training Indian teams. He had coached Indian men’s team to the Gold in 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok. Indian women’s team won bronze medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006 under his coaching. Continue reading →