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2018-19 Coaching Structure Finalised

30 August 2018

Cricket Tasmania has finalised the new coaching structure for both their Male and Female Programs heading into the 2018-19 cricket season.

Men’s Program:

Male Tasmanian Tigers / Hobart Hurricanes Head Coach: Adam Griffith
Male Tasmanian Tigers / Hobart Hurricanes Senior Assistant Coach: Jeff Vaughan
Male Tasmanian Tigers / Hobart Hurricanes Assistant Coach: Ben Rohrer

Women’s Program:

Female Tasmanian Tigers / Hobart Hurricanes Head Coach: Salliann Briggs
Female Tasmanian Tigers / Hobart Hurricanes Assistant Coach: Dan Marsh
Female Pathway Coach: Alex Pyecroft

Program Support Staff:

High Performance Coach & State U19s Coach: Ali De Winter
High Performance Coach & State U17s Coach: Wade Townsend
High Performance Coach & State U15s Coach: Clinton Reid
Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach: Matthew Wilkie
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Nathan Lee
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Darren McNees
Performance Analyst: Tim Kendrew
Sport Science & Sports Medicine Manager & Sports Dietician: Emilie Burgess

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Cricket Tasmania's General Manager of High Performance Drew Ginn was pleased to announce this season's coaching line-up.

“After an exhaustive search, I believe we have assembled a highly capable coaching staff to lead our Men’s and Women's Programs this summer,” Ginn said.

“We now have full program integration across all match formats, allowing the same coaches to guide largely the same squad of players throughout their whole season, giving consistent messages and properly tracking each player’s progress all summer.”

Former Australian and New South Wales batsman and current Cricket Tasmania Talent Manager Ben Rohrer is the final appointment as the Male Program Assistant Coach.

Rohrer has shifted from Talent Management after having in-depth involvement with the coaching program up until now and realising his own personal passion to coach at an elite level.

“Ben has been selected because of his extensive First Class cricket career and Tasmanian player knowledge, along with his T20 experience with Australia, the IPL, CPL, Melbourne Renegades, Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder,” said Ginn.

“We will begin our search for Ben's replacement as Talent Manager shortly.”

New Women's Program Head Coach Salliann Briggs is delighted with her new coaching staff.

“The appointments of Dan Marsh and Alex Pyecroft have brought a huge boost to our Female Program environment,” said Briggs.

“Both coaches have a vested interest in Tasmanian cricket from a playing and coaching point of view, and have already facilitated player progression since they commenced.

“The balance of having two coaches with varied development and performance coaching backgrounds will help drive the program to become a high performing training and competitive environment, and in time, will allow women’s cricket in Tasmania to be a program of choice.”

Hurricanes and Tigers men’s Head Coach Adam Griffith is excited to start the season with his high-calibre coaching line-up.

“When building our Male Program coaching staff we kept a real focus on diversity of background,” Griffith said.

“Coaches in our Men's Program bring experience from the National team, as well as the New South Wales, Western Australian, Queensland and South Australian programs.

“At the same time, we have strong local knowledge to maintain a genuine Tasmanian flavour in everything we do both on and off the field.”