Lajos Mocsai

Lajos Mocsai 11 August 2007 for the Schlecker Cup

Status: National October 12, 2007

Lajos Mocsai [ lɒjoʃ moʧɒ.i ] ( born March 10, 1954 in Szeged ) is a Hungarian handball coach and former member of the Hungarian Handball National Team.

Mocsai is married and father of four children ( Tamás, Virginia, Dorottya, Júlia ). His son, Tamás currently playing in the Handball - Bundesliga with TSV Hannover- Burgdorf. Lajos Mocsai works full time as a professor at the Semmelweis University in Budapest. There he is Vice - Dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science. Mocsai is also active in the EHF. He was honored by the EHF for Lifetime Achievement in 2002. Lajos Mocsai speaks fluent German and French very well. He is 1.86 m tall and brings to 100 kg body weight on the scale.

Successes and stations

From 1970 to 1982 Mocsai played 48 internationals for Hungary, of which 20 for the senior national team and 28 for juniors. Even during his playing days in 1978, he began his coaching career. With Honvéd Budapest and the Hungarian men's national team from 1985 to 1989, he was successful. 1986 his team was vice-champion.

From 1989 to 1998 he was active as a coach in Germany. The TBV Lemgo in 1995 he became DHB Cup winner and 1996 EHF Cup Winners' Cup. After seven successful years he moved to the 1996/1997 season for TuS Nettelstedt. There he won in 1997, although the City Cup, but was dismissed again after 18 months.

Subsequently, he was coach of the Hungarian women's national team. In his six years as head coach of the Hungarian women reached the 1998 and 2002 3 5th place in the European Championships, the silver medal at the 2000 Olympics, was European champion in 2000 and 2003 Vice World Champion.

A short, but very successful Intermezzo led him back to Germany. On 28 March 2005, he became coach of VfL Gummersbach. However, this office he was able to exercise only until end of season, because he had received from the University of Budapest no release for an extension of his contract in Gummersbach. Unbeaten and with 17:1 points, the mean club record, he had to end his involvement in Germany.

After that, he was coach of the women's team of Vasas SC for two years. From 2007 to 2012, he was coach of the Hungarian Erstligamannschaft MKB Veszprém. He is coach of the Hungarian national team of men.

In 2008 he won with Veszprém the European Cup winners and the Hungarian Championship.