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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.

 

BBL Assistant Coach

Adam Griffith

Returning to Tasmania to coach the Tasmanian Tigers this season, Griffith has come on board to the Hurricanes coaching staff as the squad's bowling coach.

Griffith is no stranger to the Big Bash, having previously worked with the Perth Scorchers as an assistant under the watchful eye of Western Australia and Scorchers head coach Justin Langer.

 

BBL Assistant Coach

Ryan Cook

Joining fellow South African Gary Kirsten in the Hurricanes' coaching ranks this season, Cook is a specialist fielding coach.

He has worked with a number of South African underage national teams, currently coaching the South Africa Under 17 national side and working as an assistant to the Under 19 and South Africa A teams.

 

WBBL Head Coach

Julia Price

Former Southern Star, Julia Price will continue as coach of the Hobart Hurricanes WBBL team in WBBL|03. 

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.

 

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 Tasmanian Roar (WNCL) and as well as being Head coach for the Under 18 Tasmanian girls 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.