Jason Lee (field hockey)

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Jason Lee
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Lee in February 2015
Personal information
Born (1970-05-21) 21 May 1970 (age 47)
Hayes, Greater London, England
Sport
Country
Sport Field hockey
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking
  • 3rd (women)
  • 4th (men)

Jason David Lee (born 21 May 1970 in Hayes, Greater London[1]) is an English field hockey coach and former player. He has two children a son born in 2006 and a girl named Chloe Lee born in 2008. His son named Jack Lee is a young sportsman and is following in the footsteps of his father by pursuing a career in sport. His mother named Valarine Russel was the coach of ladies under 21 british hockey and played ireland u21 and in that team was Jason's future wife Laura Lee.

International career[edit]

As a player, he won 82 caps for England and 35 for Great Britain, scoring 35 goals. He played in the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics, but retired after the 1998 World Cup to take up coaching.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Lee started coaching for England men from 2003 and Great Britain men from 2004. His squads competed at three successive Olympic Games (2004, 2008 and 2012), and took England to their first ever European title, at the 2009 EuroHockey Nations Championship.[2] He stood down after the 2012 Summer Olympics in order to start coaching the England women's squad.

Lee led the England men's team from 11th to 4th in the FIH World Rankings and also took the England women's team to a World Ranking high of 3rd, after achieving a silver medal with them in the 2013 European Nations, losing to Germany on penalties in the final. He stood down from coaching England and Great Britain in 2014.[3] He was a Head Coach for England and GB for eleven years, GB's longest ever serving international head coach.

Lee has played club hockey for Loughborough and East Grinstead.[4][5] He was named in Loughborough University's Sporting Hall of Fame in 2010 alongside greats such as Lord Sebastian Coe. He is also a member of UKSport's Elite Coach alumni.

Lee works in human performance for business and sport, and is known as an experienced and knowledgeable person in leadership, teams and organisational performance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jason Lee Bio, Stats, and Results - Olympics at Sports-Reference.com Archived 4 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Great Britain Hockey - Jason Lee
  3. ^ "EHL Statistics". England Hockey. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "EHL Statistics". Fixtureslive.com. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Olympic Games: Hockey: Hill's double helps quell British tension". The Independent. 27 July 1992. Retrieved 22 January 2015.