Fond farewells and new beginnings

Coaching changes in two of the University’s top performing sport programmes.

Changes on the Hockey Pitch

After over a decade of affiliation with Edinburgh University Men’s Hockey Club, former Olympic and two time Commonwealth Games athlete, Graham Moodie has stepped down as Head of Performance Hockey (men’s) to spend more time with his family.

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Graham who has 58 caps for Great Britain and 148 for Scotland took over as the Full Time coach in 2012 has ensured EUMHC are regularly competing at the top the Scottish Hockey programme, feeding players into national squads and dominating their BUCS league.

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Stepping into the role will be Hamish Imrie, a current Scotland International with over 35 caps and 20 goals. Hamish joins the team at University of Edinburgh Sport from the Belgian Hockey club, Royal Anrwerp. The former Harvestuder (Germany) and Beeston (England) brings a wealth of both playing and coaching experience from his former clubs.

New appointment on the water

Everyone connected with Edinburgh University Boat Club is delighted that Lewis McCue will be joining the club’s coaching team this September. Lewis, who is a graduate of the Robert Gordon University, is the current Head Coach at the Aberdeen Universities Rowing Programme and was awarded the accolade of Scottish Rowing’s Coach of the Year in 2019. 

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Prior to his move into coaching, Lewis enjoyed a glittering career as an international rower, competing in the Junior World Championships in 2012, and the World Under 23 Championships from 2013-16. 

Lewis takes up the role of Head Coach of the senior rowing squad vacated recently by Paddy Hudson who has left to pursue opportunities outside of the coaching world. 

Good luck and welcome

Everybody at University of Edinburgh Sport wishes all the very best to Graham and Paddy in the next chapter  and warmly welcomes Hamish and Lewis to the team.