Barry Dancer Australian Men's Hockey Coach 2008
|Born||27 August 1952|
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Dancer coached the English men's hockey team from 1997 to 1999 and the Great Britain team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, where the team came sixth. Dancer took up the position of Head Coach of the Australian men's national field hockey team in 2001 and retired the position after 2008 Summer Olympics.
Coaching results for the Australian team at major competitions:
- 2001: 2nd - Champions Trophy
- 2002: 2nd - World Cup ; 5th - Champions Trophy ; 1st - Commonwealth Games
- 2003: 2nd - Champions Trophy
- 2004: 1st - Athens Olympics
- 2005: 1st - Champions Trophy
- 2006: 2nd - World Cup ; 4th -Champions Trophy ; 1st - Commonwealth Games
- 2007: 2nd - Champions Trophy
- 2008: 3rd - Beijing Olympics ; 1st - Champions Trophy
Australia won its first Olympic gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.
Dancer was Head Coach of the Australian Institute of Sport men's hockey program from 2001 to 2008.
His son Brent Dancer has represented Australia in hockey.