Anthony Thornton of New Zealand will be in charge of the women’s national side, she replaced Neil Hawgood of Australia.
Hockey India President Narinder Batra finalised the names in a meeting along with secretary sports Ajit Sharan, interim coach Roelant Oltmans and Olympian Harbinder Singh.
The Indian Men’s hockey team was playing without a Coach since November 2014 when the then Head Coach Terry Walsh resigned under controversial circumstances.
Both Van Ass and Thornton were awarded a three-year contract till 2018. India will host the 2018 men’s Hockey World Cup.