A talented Sheffield Shield fast bowler for Victoria and South Australia in his own playing days, Cassell began his coaching tenure at the South Australian Redbacks in 2011 as a bowling coach, working alongside current Tigers men’s head coach, Jeff Vaughan, under the tutelage of Darren Berry, nurturing talent such as Joe Mennie, Kane Richardson, Dan Worrall and Chadd Sayers.

Considered key in the development of the South Australian attack which led them to two consecutive Shield finals, Cassell left Australia for Ireland in 2017 to take up a position as the assistant head coach and lead bowling coach of the Ireland men’s national team, helping to transform their pace line up.

In 2020, Cassell was named the fast bowling coach of IPL powerhouse Rajasthan Royals under now Australian Men’s head coach Andrew McDonald, before now signing a deal that will bring his talents to Tasmania for the upcoming season.

“I’m excited to get back into coaching within the Australian system and looking forward to this new challenge in Tasmania with the Tigers,” Cassell said.

“Tasmania have one of the best bowling attacks on paper in the country, from proven international red ball performers in Peter Siddle and Jackson Bird, to promising young fast bowling talent such as Riley Meredith, Nathan Ellis, Lawrence Neil-Smith and Gabe Bell.  They also have some exciting young all-rounders that I am looking forward to assisting on their journey.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my skillset to the group to help them take the next step with their bowling, and ultimately deliver us more on-field success.”

Cassell will commence his tenure with the Tigers in June.