Loughborough University is delighted to be able to congratulate alumnus and recent Loughborough Sporting Club Hall of Fame inductee Danny Kerry on being named an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.
Kerry, England and Great Britain Head Coach, is the most successful coach in the history of modern British hockey, having guided the Great Britain women’s team to an historic gold medal in Rio, and also a bronze at the London 2012 games. In addition, under his stewardship the England team won gold at the Unibet EuroHockey Championships in 2015, and silver at both the Commonwealth Games and Champions Trophy, among many other medals.
A Loughborough University graduate, Kerry graduated in 1992 with a degree in Physical Education and Sports Science. Although a fine hockey player in his own right, those who knew Danny will say he was always destined for a coaching role; his leadership qualities always evident, especially as captain of the Loughborough Men’s 1st XI.
Danny’s recent induction into the Loughborough Sporting Club Hall of Fame follows in the footsteps of the likes of Seb Coe, Paula Radcliffe and Sir Clive Woodward. The Hall of Fame celebrates the outstanding achievements of athletes and coaches who have made a significant contribution to sport at Loughborough and beyond.
Of his award Kerry said:
I feel proud and humbled by this award. Importantly it’s recognition for all the brilliant people who work behind the scenes with our national teams and who do such incredible work. Thank you to the many who have supported the athletes in such a tireless, brilliant and selfless way.