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Coaches

Coaches

BBL Head Coach

Gary Kirsten

Taking over the reigns of the Hobart Hurricanes in BBL|07, Gary brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Hurricanes.

Starting out as an international coach in 2007 with India, Kirsten coached the country to a World Cup triumph in 2011 before returning to his home country of South Africa to coach the national team. 

His time as South African coach was successful, taking the team to the number one in the ICC Test rankings. After a stint with the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, Kirsten now heads down under to chase success in Tasmania with the Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.

 

WBBL Head Coach

Julia Price

Former Southern Star, Julia Price will coach the inaugural Hobart Hurricanes WBBL team. 

Price played 10 Tests and 84 ODI's for Australia and had a long career in the domestic competition playing for her home state of Queensland before finishing her playing career and starting her coaching career in Tasmania.

Price has coached the Cripps Tasmanian Roar the past three seasons in the WNCL and WT20 competition and has also coached the Shooting Stars, the Australian U23 team. She led the Tasmanian girls to their best season in 2014-15, finishing fourth in the WT20 competition and will want her side to carry their momentum from last season into the newly established WBBL.

 

WBBL Assistant Coach

David Drew

Drew has wealth of experience in the game with his most recent role the Female High Performance Coach at Cricket Tasmania which involves him filling several roles in different teams and programs.

He is the Assistant Coach for the Cripps Tasmanian Roar (WNCL) and as well as being Head coach for the Under 18 Tasmanian girls team and has recently been appointed the national coach for the Australian Blind Cricket Team.

Drew has been influential in a number of highly regarded coaching roles, including his involvement with the junior state teams and Roar academy program. Previous to coming to the apple isle, Drew held a role in the Cricket Academy at Cricket NSW.