Mark Hager : Biography, Achievements, Career info, Records & Stats

Mark Hager
Inframe : Mark Hager / Photo Credits : Getty Images
Mark Hager has officially ended his time as coach of the Blacksticks after playing a fundamental part in one of the teams most successful eras.
Mark as a player has also broken several records, playing 231 hockey matches for Australia as a star striker and also as the captain of the Australia team that won Olympic bronze in Atlanta in 1996, having won the World Cup with his nation ten years earlier in London.
Career Highlights
  • Made his Olympic debut at the 1988 Seoul Games, where the team finished fourth
  • Has won four Champions Trophy gold medals
  • A member of the 1986 World Cup-winning team
  • A member of the Queensland Team of the Century
Achievements as a Blacksticks Coach
  1. Appointed :  January 2009 
  2. Taken them as high as fourth in the FIH world rankings
  3. Won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  4. Finished fourth at both London Olympics 2012
  5. Finished fourth at the Rio Olympics 2016

Overall achievements – (1998 – 2018)

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games – Head Coach, New Zealand Women (Gold)
  • 2017 Kalinga Lancers – Hockey India League – Head Coach ( Gold)
  • 2008 Beijing Olympics – Asst Coach, Australian Men (Bronze)
  • 2009 8 Nations – Head Coach, Australian U21 Men (Gold)
  • 2007 Youth Olympics – Head Coach, Australia (Gold)
  • 2005–07 Australian Institute Team – Head Coach
  • 2005 U21 World Cup – Head Coach, Australia (Silver)
  • 2004 Athens Olympics – Asst Coach, Australian Women (5th)
  • 2003 Champions Trophy – Asst Coach, Australian Women (Gold)
  • 2002 World Cup – Asst Coach, Australian Women (4th)
  • 2002 Champions Trophy – Asst Coach, Australian Women (4th)
  • 2001 Champions Trophy – Asst Coach, Australian Women (Bronze)
  • 2001 U21 World Cup – Head Coach, Australian Women (Bronze)
  • 1998-0 AHL – Head Coach, WA Thundersticks (2 x Golds)
 
 
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