Cricket Tasmania has today announced a new coaching structure for its male program.

Dave chats with Cricket Tasmania Director of Coaching and Hobart Hurricanes BBL Head Coach Adam Griffith

The new structure is the next stage in the development of our male coaches and provides a refreshed focus on each element of our program.

The new roles are:

Adam Griffith – Director of Coaching and Hobart Hurricanes BBL Head Coach
Jeff Vaughan – Tasmanian Tigers Male Program Head Coach
Ben Rohrer – Hobart Hurricanes BBL Senior Assistant Coach
Wade Townsend – Tasmanian Tigers Male Program Batting Coach

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Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive Dominic Baker said it was an exciting time for the Male Program.

“We’re excited to announce these changes to the 2020-21 Program, and it comes after three months of long consideration where we want to give much more focus to our Tigers Program over the full 12 months of the season”, said Baker. “We see this as a very natural step and it’s fantastic to be offering new opportunities for our coaches to continue to grow and develop.”

Tasmanian Tigers Male Program Head Coach Jeff Vaughan said it is the right time for the structure to evolve.

“It’s an exciting time for me and for the Tigers program, and it’s time for the evolution”, said Vaughan. “Both Adam and I have spent a lot of time working together over the years and we feel as though it’s time for our players and staff to continue to move forward and develop, while improving along the way.”

Cricket Tasmania Director of Coaching and Hobart Hurricanes BBL Head Coach Adam Griffith said his eye would be firmly on the broader coaching strategy going into this season.

“It’s a proud moment for me that three of our coaching staff are ready to take that next step and move up in the organisation with all of the hard work that they’ve done over the past three years”, said Griffith. “This new role will allow me to keep an eye on our direction and strategy moving forwards, but also allow for these guys to grow as coaches now they are in roles with a bit more responsibility.”

The collaboration and commitment within the Tasmanian coaching team has been a strong point according to Tasmanian Tiger and Australian Test Captain Tim Paine.

“It’s very exciting for our playing group to be led by coaching staff that are wanting to be more involved and wanting to improve”, said Paine. “We’ve had some good conversations as a group, and it’s been made very clear how the program is going to be operating, with both Griff and Jeff being able to work well collaboratively.”