Dragflick Newsdesk : The German Hockey Association was able to win André Henning in the search for a new national coach for the German men’s national team. In the future, the 38-year-old will develop the Honamas for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 and look after them on site.
He has been the head coach of Rot-Weiss Köln since summer 2015 and also coached the Canadian men’s team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
André Henning is not a newcomer at DHB. Among other things, he won the Junior World Championships in Delhi in 2013 with the U21 men as the responsible national coach and was an assistant coach on the Danas staff when they won the bronze medal in Rio 2016.
As an assistant coach, he was also responsible for the successful qualification of the Honamas for the Olympic Games in 2021 at the side of Markus Weise in autumn 2019.
“We are very pleased that André is returning to the DHB,” said DHB sports director Dr. Christoph Menke-Salz .
“With his successes at club level, with the U21 men’s world championship title in 2013 and, of course, his special contribution to the bronze medal winning the Danas in Rio, André is one of the most prominent coaches in Europe. We are absolutely convinced that, thanks to his diverse skills, he will also lead our men to success. ”
Katrin Kauschke, DHB Vice President of Competitive Sports , adds:
“In addition to his professional competence, André can inspire and inspire a team. We would like to thank those responsible at Rot-Weiss Köln, without whose extensive accommodation we would not have been able to sign André in a timely manner. ”
André Henning will hand over responsibility for the men from Rot-Weiss Köln after the Bundesliga indoor season.
Henning, who caused a sensation at the age of 23 as the youngest coach of a Bundesliga team in Mülheim, himself played ten youth internationals for the DHB before a knee injury ended his active career early and he concentrated on coaching.
In addition to the successes already described, he also became European champion with the male U18 in 2015, won five German championship titles and two European Cup successes at club level – most recently the German field champion title in Mannheim with the Cologne men in May 2021.
“There are great challenges waiting for us. We bring everything we need for the journey together. If we want to be one step ahead of the competition, we will have to be innovative, smart and fast. We will find our own way instead of looking at others, ”says André Henning
“Big tournaments await us with the World Cup in hockey-crazy India, the European Championship in our living room in Mönchengladbach and at the Olympic Games in Paris. For success there we need everyone behind us, team and staff, association and league, fans and supporters all over Germany. I am very much looking forward to this new task, to the close cooperation with the team and the work in the DHB. “