Dominique Baeyens has been named coach of the year in Belgium eight times. He is a six-time winner of the national championship and has won the Belgian Cup on four occasions. During 15 years in charge of Knack Roeselare he also tasted Belgian Super Cup success five times. He coached a number of other clubs before switching to the national team in 2012. He guided Belgium to a European League triumph in 2013. A year later they qualified for the 2014 World Cup, reaching the finals for the first time since 1978, when Baeyens was a member of the squad as a player.