Cricket Tasmania has made a change to the Tasmanian Tigers' Sheffield Shield coaching structure for the 2019-20 season with Senior Assistant Coach, Jeff Vaughan, stepping into the role of Head Coach.
This move means Adam Griffith - the Tigers' Head Coach across the One-Day and First-Class formats for the past two seasons, will spend a greater amount of time overseeing Cricket Tasmania's Male Program as a whole including its elite player pathway.
The existing coaching structure will remain as is for Tigers One-Day Domestic side and the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL, with Griffith Head Coach, Vaughan the Senior Assistant Coach and Ben Rohrer as an Assistant Coach.
Vaughan oversaw the Male Program for six weeks this pre-season when Griffith was embedded in the Australian coaching set-up at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
“Jeff Vaughan ran our program magnificently while I was away earlier in pre-season and as much as this is a fantastic development opportunity for him, it’s also a great one for me,” said Griffith.
“I’m looking forward to still leading our program which enables me to work closer with the coaches and the next generation of Tasmanian Tigers and Hurricanes players in our pathway.”
“Being offered this rare opportunity to be at the head of the Tigers’ Sheffield Shield side is a really exciting moment for me and I’m ready to learn as much as I can from the experience,” said Vaughan.
“The playing group have put in a really solid body of work this winter and they’re currently working hard on some final touches before we go away next week.”
The domestic season begins for the Tigers Men in the Marsh One-Day Cup against Victoria on Monday 23 September, with the Marsh Sheffield Shield season starting on Thursday 10 October versus Western Australia at the WACA Ground.