Hockaday joins Steven Pressley's backroom staff, working with the Under-21s and the first-team, until the end of the 2014/15 season...
Coventry City have appointed Dave Hockaday as the new Professional Development coach until the end of the season.
Hockaday brings plenty of experience to the City coaching line-up having played for Blackpool, Swindon Town and Hull City during his 20-year playing career.
He moved into coaching after his playing career and worked at Watford, Milton Keynes Dons and Southampton before moving into management at Conference side Forest Green Rovers and Championship side Leeds United.
Chief executive Steve Waggott said: "This is a pivotal role within the club and we are delighted to have Dave on board.
"Dave's vast amount of experience at Academy and first-team level made him the ideal candidate to take on the position, and he is widely respected within the game as a brilliant coach."
Coventry City Steven Pressley said: "I'm delighted to welcome Dave to the football club and looking forward to working alongside him.
"Whilst working with the Under-21s, he will also work alongside me and Neil MacFarlane with the first-team throughout the week, and I believe his experience will help bridge the gap between the Under-21s and the first-team."