Charlesworth to quit as Australia coach in August

SYDNEY (AP) — Ric Charlesworth plans to quit as coach of the Australian men's field hockey team after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

A four-time Olympian and winner of the 1986 World Cup as a player, Charlesworth has had a successful coaching career first with Australia's women's team — leading the Hockeyroos to two Olympic and two World Cup titles between 1993-2000 — and then with the Kookaburras since 2008.

Charlesworth announced his decision Wednesday, saying "The Kookaburras are in good shape and can be further refreshed by a new head coach as they head toward the Rio Olympics."

Under Charlesworth, the Kookaburras won the World Cup, Champions Trophy, Commonwealth Games and earned Olympic bronze.

The Commonwealth Games finish Aug. 3.