Jacob takes on Genesis head coach role

Lisa Jacob has been appointed the new Genesis first team coach for their upcoming Leinster Division 1 campaign following their promotion in the league restructure created by the introduction of the full IHL.

Lisa Jacob in Ireland action. Picture: Adrian Boehm

Lisa Jacob in Ireland action. Picture: Adrian Boehm

With 139 international caps, a year of professional hockey in Holland, and 11 years of coaching experience at schools and youth level, Jacob brings a range of experiences to the role. She will be assisted by Gavin Bourke who previously coached the team and is now also working as assistant coach with UCD’s men’s team.

Genesis’s second team will continue to be coached by Colin Ackrell as they look to continue their progression following a league and cup double. Brioni Somers (thirds) and Ann Kirwan (fourths) make up the rest of the club’s senior coaching team.

Annette Fortune continues as coaching coordinator for the colts’ section, while Brioni Somers takes on the role of colts’ coordinator.

Mick McKinnon will work on a consultancy basis with the club, supporting both senior and junior coaching teams towards raising the standard of coaching throughout the club.

In a club statement about Jacob’s appointment, Genesis said they are “very excited about the return to Division 1, our coaching team headed by Lisa, and the upcoming season. We welcome new players at all levels so if you are interested in joining us please contact genesislhc@gmail.com.”

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