Bhubaneswar: The Sports and Youth Services Department appointed former international player and FIH Level-2 Certified Coach, Edgar Mascarenhas as the Coach the Odisha Hockey teams participating in the upcoming Hockey India National Championships.
Mascarenhas has over two decades of experience as a player for Air India, Maharashtra, and the Indian National Team as a goalkeeper. His impressive resume includes winning a gold medal with the Indian National team at the 1995 SAF Games, representing the Indian Team at the 1996 Olympic Qualifiers, a silver medal at that Indira Gandhi Gold Cup, to name a few.
He secured the FIH Level-2 certification in coaching in 2019 and has coached the Maharashtra Senior Men’s Team at the 2017, 2019, and 2021 National Championships securing two quarter-finals and one semi-final finishes. He was also the Goalkeeping Coach for the Dabang Mumbai team of the Hockey India League from 2016-to 2017.
Welcoming onboard Edgar Mascarenhas, the Sports and Youth Services Department hopes that his experience and expertise can take the Odisha Hockey to new heights.