The 57-year-old has coached Singapore national team and Tamil Nadu in the past.
The Kerala all-rounder was received at the airport by former India pacer Tinu Yohannan.
Kerala open their campaign against Arunachal Pradesh on October 11.
Yohannan's 8.07m that won the gold medal in Tehran Asia Games in 1974 had remained unchallenged for 30 years.
Tinu terms the new job as 'an exciting challenge'.