Jen Wilson appointed Scottish women's head coach

Jen Wilson
Scottish Hockey has appointed Jen Wilson as the Head Coach of Scotland women on a three-year contract. 

The three-time Olympian will begin in post on 1 August, kick-starting an exciting new era for women’s international hockey in Scotland. 

Speaking about her new role, Wilson said: “It is a real honour to be appointed as the Head Coach of the Scotland women’s team.

“I have always been incredibly impressed with the passion these girls play with and their desire to continually make improvements in their game. I’m looking forward to working with the players, the support team, and the hockey community in Scotland.”

Wilson has had a varied coaching career to date, including spells as an assistant coach with Scotland in 2015, 2016 and 2017, in addition to high level domestic experience in England in both the men's and women's game.

As an international player Wilson represented South Africa on the world’s biggest stages, including appearances at three Olympic Games, three World Cups and three Commonwealth Games. She scored 65 goals in 180 appearances and was the top goal scorer at the 2004 Olympic Games. 

Scottish Hockey’s Head of Performance Andy Tennant said: “We are delighted to have a coach of Jen’s ability and potential on board.

"She has exactly the profile and philosophy we are looking for, with a great mix of skill, experience and ambition. We are looking forward to working with her to deliver transformational change to our senior women’s programme.”