Jouko Lukkarila - Coach, Lecturer in Coaching, Rovaniemi University of Applied SciencesIIHCE - Jouko Lukkarila
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...Jouko LukkarilaJouko Lukkarila,Coach, Lecturer in Coaching Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences, School of Sports and LeisureJouko Lukkarila born on September 27,1956 has recently worked both as a professional Coach (last team Jokerit, Helsinki) and as a teacher in Coaching at University level.He
lives with his
wife Maarit in Rovaniemi, Finland and has two children, Pyry (24) and Salla (21).After graduating University of Jyväskylä (MSc) in 1983, Jouko Lukkarila has been working as a teacher in sports, a coach and a coaching educator in hockey area and in coaching as general. As a coaches' coach he worked both for the FIHA and on the University level.Lukkarila
started coaching seniors in 1985 (Kuusamo, div. II).Two years later, he
was called to work for the Finnish Ice Hockey association. and coached Finnish National Teams in three different National Team programmes.
In 1992-1994, he
assisted Matti Alatalo in coaching the U16
and U17 national team.
As a National Team head coach (in 1995-1999), Lukkarila
worked for the U15, U16, U17 and U18 Team.In April 1999, he
won gold at the U18 World Championships
In 2000, he
was called to coach the Women's National Team heading in the Salt Lake City Olympics.They accomplished the fourth place both the World Championships in 2001 and in the Salt Lake City Olympics 2002. Lukkarila
full-time professional coaching in 2001 and coached senior professional teams from 2001-2003 and from 2005-2006.
was responsible for the season planning, physical conditioning and game learning processes.In Feb. 2005, he
signed a two-year contract as a coach for Jokerit
, now assisting Waltteri Immonen.