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Coaches

Coaches

BBL Head Coach

Damien Wright

Damien Wright has coached the Hurricanes since BBL03, taking them all the way to the Big Final in BBL03 and also to the Champions League semi finals in 2014.

A former First Class player, Wright is also the current Tasmanian Tigers Senior Assistant Coach.  Prior to coming back to Tasmania for coaching roles, the former fast bowler spent time as New Zealand's bowling coach as well as working with Victoria and the Melbourne Stars in the first two seasons of the BBL.

Wrighty brings an enormous amount of knowledge and passion to the Hurricane set up and his enthusiasm for the game and the team has led the team to success in the past.


BBL Assistant Coach

Simon Helmot

Helmot comes to the Hurricanes for BBL05 from the Melbourne Renegades.

A well-known coach around International cricket, Helmot is the current coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, who won this year's Caribbean Premier League. He was also the assistant coach at the Hyderabad Sunrisers in the Indian Premier League in 2015.

Helmot has formerly been employed as the Victorian Bushrangers High Performance Manager and coached the Australia A side that visited India in 2008 before becoming an Assistant Coach under Greg Shipperd at Victoria for the 2008-09 season.

From 2008-09 onwards Helmot coached the Victorian Bushrangers in the One-Day competition.  In the 2011-12 season, Helmot was appointed the inaugural coach of the Melbourne Renegades in the newly formed KFC T20 Big Bash League.

We look forward to Simon joining us on board the #canetrain!


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.