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Harry Dunlop


High Performance Coach

Harry joined the full time coaching team in January 2011. Harry has coached at Performance level within Scottish Hockey for over 20 years and has coached; Scotland U16 Men, Scotland U18 Men, Scotland U18 Women, Scotland U19 Men, Scotland Senior Women’s “B” Squad and Scotland Senior Men. During these duties Harry has been part of the Scottish Hockey coaching team at both the Women’s World Cup & the Men’s World Cup Qualifier, as well as countless European tournaments plus more exotic foreign competitions such as the Prime Ministers Gold Cup, held in Dakar, Bangladesh.

Harry was part of the Scottish Hockey coaching team when both our Senior Men’s and Women’s National teams achieved their highest rankings ever at World Cup events in 1996 with the women and 2001 with the men. He had a successful period as head coach of Western Men’s Hockey club, during which time Western won 5 Scottish league & 4 Scottish Cup titles plus 3 Gold medals at the European Club Championships “B” Division. Harry holds a GB level 4 Hockey Coaching qualification and is both a qualified Tutor and Assessor within Scottish and English Hockey Coach Education, as well as being a qualified umpire.


1996; Appointed Assistant National Coach to Women’s U21 Development Squad.

1996; Appointed Assistant National Coach to Senior Women’s “B” Squad.

1997; Appointed Head Coach National U16 Boys Team.

1999; Appointed Assistant National Coach Senior Men’s Team.

1999; Appointed Lead National Coach U19 Men’s Team

2007; Appointed Head Coach National U18 Boys’ Team.

2010; Appointed Head Coach National U18 Women’s Team. 


2000; Won European Club Champions “B” division with Western H C

2003; Won European Club Championships “B” division with Western H C

2007; Won European Club Champions “B” division with Western H C.

Coaching Qualifications;

1994 Awarded SHU Level 2 coaching qualification.

1996 Accepted onto level 3 coaching course at Lilleshall, National Centre of Excellence.

1997; Appointed Coach Education Trainee Tutor.

1998; Appointed Coach Education Lead Tutor (level1)

1999; Appointed Coach Education lead Tutor (level 2)

2004; Completed “how to coach disabled people in sport” National course

2006; Appointed tutor to deliver level 3 coaching courses

2013; Selected to GB level 4 two tear course based at the University of Central Lancashire

2014; Appointed as assessor to sign off Scottish and English hockey level 3 coaches

2015; Graduated Post Graduate Diploma in Elite Coaching Practice (with Distinction)

2015: Awarded GB level 4 coaching qualification.

2016; Graduated, MSc degree in Performance Coaching (with Merit) University of Stirling

2017: Appointed GB Coach Developer for Scotland, mentoring our National Youth Coaches.

Major International Events;

1997; Participated in Elite Coaching Seminar at U21 World Cup

1998; Attended World Cup in Utrecht with Senior Women’s National Team.

2000; Attended Elite Coaching Seminar at Champion Trophy in Holland.

2001; Attended World Cup Qualifier with Senior Men’s national Team.