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9 May 1973 |
San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Maximiliano ("Max") Jorge Caldas (born 9 March 1973) is an Argentine field hockey defender, who made his debut for the national squad in 1994, and competed for his native country in the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Caldas, the former husband of Australian Hockey Olympian Alyson Annan, played for four years in the Netherlands, at HC Klein Zwitserland, before retiring due to injury. He then started a career as a hockey coach. His first team to be coached was Leiden Heren 1 (Men), he finished second in the Dutch 'eerste klasse' (1st class). Caldas coaches Amsterdam Dames 1 (Women) in the Dutch 'Hoofdklasse' (highest league) since the summer of 2006. Caldas was the assistant-coach of the Dutch women's national team, that became world champion on 8 October 2006 and captured the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China. Since 2010 Maximiliano Caldas is the Dutch women's national team coach. On the 2012 Olympics he won gold as a coach with the Dutch women's. They also grabbed the gold at the first edition of the Hockey World League in 2013. In June 2014 he won his third gold with the Dutch women at the Hockey World Cup in The Hague. He is now in charge of the Dutch men's hockey team.
- Hannan, Liz. "Divided in sport, united in love: two women and a baby boy". The Sunday Age, July 1, 2007. Retrieved on 18 May 2011
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