37 year old Sports Authority of India (SAI) coach Piyush Kumar Dubey has been appointed as a goalkeeping instructor for the Indian men’s hockey team.
Dubey joined the training camp at the Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru on Monday, 18th of February. He will work with the goalkeepers ahead of the season-opening Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, starting March 23.
— Prince Piyush Dubey (@prince__piyush) January 22, 2019
The camp, involving the core 34 players, will be held under the supervision of Hockey India’s High Performance Director David John and analytical coach Chris Ciriello.
Piyush Dubey has worked with the SAI and the Allahabad University as a hockey coach and was part of the group of 25 coaches that went to Birmingham in 2016 on an exposure trip.
— Prince Piyush Dubey (@prince__piyush) January 16, 2019
“Yes, I have been appointed to work with Chris Ciriello and David John. It is an honour to serve the country,” Piyush told The Dragflick
Interestingly, while Hockey India continue to hunt for a Chief Coach, they have not made any official announcements regarding Piyush’s appointment.