Loughborough University alumnus Danny Kerry graduated from the University with a degree in Physical Education and Sports Science in 1992. Those who knew Danny will say he was always destined for a coaching role, as his leadership qualities were always evident, especially as captain of the Loughborough Men’s 1st XI.
One of Danny’s most notable achievements includes coaching the Great Britain Hockey women’s team to their first ever Olympic medal in 20 years at London 2012. Four years later the team, which included five Loughborough alumnae, took home gold from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Danny became the Performance Director for GB Hockey in 2012 having been the Head Coach of England and Great Britain Hockey women’s teams since 1 January 2005. Alongside a period of coaching at Brunel University, where he worked as a lecturer from 1995-1999, Danny also worked with Ealing Ladies Hockey Club, in the English Hockey League.
In 1997, he was appointed as the Assistant Coach to the England U18 men’s and later became Head Coach in 2001. During this time, he also worked as the Assistant Coach to the England U21 men’s during the Junior World Cup Programme.
He has also worked with Canterbury Ladies and the England women’s ‘B’ group, following which he was appointed as the Head Coach to the England women’s senior team in 2004.
Danny has overseen the most successful period of the GB Hockey women’s team in history. Through this he has also coached the team to achieve gold in the 2015 European Hockey Championships; silver and two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, 2010 and 2006 respectively and a series of other EuroHockey, World Cup and Champions Trophy medals.
Loughborough University is proud to induct Danny Kerry into the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame.