Field Hockey

    Phil Edwards  
    Phil Edwards

    Heswall, England

    Last College:
    Loughborough University, 2005

    Assistant Coach

    Hometown: Heswall, England
    College: Loughborough University, 2005; B.S. Material Engineering
    Nottingham Trent University, 2011; M.S. Sports Science

    Playing Experience
    Loughborough University, 2002-05
    British Champions (2002, '03), National Indoor Champions (2003, '04, '05), European Indoor Championships (2004, '05, '06)
    Western Province CC, 2006, `09
    England U18 Squad, 2000

    Coaching Experience
    WC Eagles Field Hockey Club
    2012, Assistant Coach
    England Hockey Board
    2010-11, Centrally Contracted Goalkeeping Coach
    Loughborough University
    2009-11, Assistant Coach
    Western Province Cricket Club
    2009, Head Coach
    Liverpool University
    2007-09, Head Coach

    Edwards, a native of Heswall, England, enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Hoosiers.

    He comes to Indiana after working with the WC Eagles Field Hockey Club in Spring City, Penn. and brings with him years of experience as well as England Hockey and USA Field Hockey Level 3 coaching qualifications.

    Prior to arriving in the United States, he worked for the England Hockey Board, where he served as the Young People and Students Intern. Edwards worked with junior performance squads while serving as a centrally contracted goalkeeping coach in addition to developing and writing a variety of coaching support resources for In2Hockey, a youth development program for aspiring athletes.

    While working with the England Hockey Board, Edwards served as an Assistant Coach at Loughborough University during the 2009-2011 seasons. He assisted with all aspects of both the men's and women's squads and worked closely with the National Performance Centre coaching staff. During that time, Edwards also completed his Masters in Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University, specializing in Performance Analysis and Skill Acquisition.

    A 2005 graduate of Loughborough University, Edwards helped his squad to two British University Championships (2002, '03), two National Indoor Championship titles (2003, '04, `05) as well as three European Indoor Championships (2004, '05, '06). He was also a member of the England U18 Squad in 2000.

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