Pembroke have again cast their net to South African to secure a coach, appointing Brendon Carolan (pictured) as their men’s first team coach for the 2010/11 season.
The 29 year old brings with him an impressive coaching CV, being named the South African Coach of the Year in 2009 as well as obtained an FIH High Performance qualification.
He is currently the men’s head coach of KwaZulu Natal in Durban who were the State winners in 2009, and is Director of Hockey at Glenwood High School.
He has also taken on the Head Coach role for South Africa U-17, U-18 and U-19A teams in the pas three years.
In a statement released by Pembroke, the club are delighted with the new appointment, saying:
“Brendon brings a wealth of coaching experience with him and has the calibre to take on our men’s first side as they head into another busy and challenging season, of defending the Leinster Senior League, the Leinster Senior Cup, the Irish Indoor Cup and the Irish Hockey League, and also preparing for the first round of the EHL in the autumn.
“We are delighted that Brendon will be also be taking on the role as Director of Coaching for the club, where he can pass on his wealth of experience for the benefit of both the men’s and ladies’ sections of the club, and, of course, the youth section as well.”