Cricket Tasmania Chairman Andrew Gaggin said Damien Wright has been a highly regarded and integral part of the Hobart Hurricanes since being appointed as Head Coach in 2013.
“Damien’s time as coach was highlighted by making the Big Bash Final in 2013 and a Semi Final berth in the Champion’s League in India in 2014, however the club’s on-field performance over the past couple of years has been below expectations and the Board has decided to move forward with a coaching structure that is separate from the Tasmanian Tigers in the future.
"Damien will continue as Senior Assistant Coach of the Tasmanian Tigers and the Board look forward to working with him in that role. On behalf of the Cricket Tasmania Board, management and staff, members and fans I want to thank Damien for his enthusiasm, engagement and overall service to the Hobart Hurricanes,” Gaggin said.
Cricket Tasmania General Manager of Cricket Andrew Dykes said Damien Wright is a well-respected coach within the BBL and his passionate commitment to the Hurricanes program in the search of success has been unwavering.
“While the Hurricanes have not had the desired success in recent seasons he has played a significant role in growing the Hurricanes brand within Tasmania and across Australia as well as the elevation of Hurricanes players into the Australian T20 team,” Dykes said.
The Cricket Tasmania Board will continue to assess all aspects of the BBL Hobart Hurricanes including the coaching structures moving forward, performance, list management and recruitment of overseas players.