Hockey India on 7 April 2013 named South African Gregg Clark as the chief coach of the junior men’s national team. He had coached the South African senior men’s team for seven years including the 2008 and 2012 Olympics earlier. He also coached the title-winning Ranchi Rhinos in the inaugural edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) in 2013.
Clark was appointed for a period of one year but the contract can be renewed. The junior Hockey World Cup will be held in India in December 2013.