Brian Cody (born on 12 July 1954 in Sheestown, County Kilkenny) is an Irish hurling manager and former player, currently managing the Kilkenny senior inter-county team, where he has been in charge since 1998. Cody is regarded as one of the greatest managers of the modern game.
As a player Cody enjoyed a successful career at club level with James Stephens and at inter-county level with Kilkenny. He established himself as a full-back with Kilkenny throughout the 1970s and 1980s and collected three All-Ireland titles, four Leinster titles and two National Hurling League titles.
Cody previously coached in all grades at club level with James Stephens before making the leap to inter-county management in November 1998 when he was appointed manager of Kilkenny. Currently in his twelfth season with Kilkenny, Cody is the second-longest serving coach in their history after Fr. Tommy Maher, while his tenure is the longest of all the current championship managers. During this time, Cody has guided Kilkenny to nine All-Ireland titles, ten Leinster titles and four National League titles. The team's dominance of the Leinster Championship is unparalleled in the modern era, to such an extent that Kilkenny have only lost two provincial games since Cody's inaugural season in 1999.
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