Andre Henning has been appointed head coach of the Canadian men's hockey team for a period that will include next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Henning was a bronze medal winning coach of the German women's team at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, before becoming interim head coach of the men's team, helping them to qualify for Tokyo 2020.
He will now lead the Canadian men's side at the Games, which have been postponed until July 23 to August 8 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I am incredibly proud and honoured to have been given the trust for this unique and exciting project," Henning said.
"There is a lot of potential in the national team, in the NextGen programme and in the Canadian field hockey system.
"It will be a great challenge for all involved, to combine existing qualities of Canadian hockey with the needs of high-performance level of top international hockey."
Henning replaces Paul Bundy, who stepped down in April following the postponement of Tokyo 2020.
"Hiring Andre signals our seriousness in appointing the best young, dynamic coaches for our national teams and towards podium success," Field Hockey Canada chief executive Susan Ahrens said.
"Andre is a national coach of the highest calibre, but more than that he is a system builder.
"It is clear his vision and values fit to those of Field Hockey Canada.
"I am delighted that we are able to attract coaches of this calibre and we are proud to deliver the best to our amazing group of athletes."
Field Hockey Canada have also appointed Adam Janssen as high performance director.
"Andre is hugely experienced in both club and international hockey, with a strong record of podium performances at major tournaments," Janssen said.
"His understanding of the international hockey landscape and ability to prepare teams for success at that level will be instrumental in building upon the successes of this group."
Tokyo 2020 will be the seventh Olympic Games for the Canadian men's hockey team, but the side has failed to ever make the podium.