Edgar Mascarenhas appointed as coach of Odisha Hockey Teams
Bhubaneswar: Former India International Player and FIH Level-2 Certified Coach, Edgar Mascarenhas has been appointed as the Coach for the Odisha Hockey Teams participating in the upcoming Hockey India National Championships.
With Mascarenhas joining the squad, the Sports and Youth Services Department hopes that his experience and expertise can take Odisha Hockey to new heights.
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.