CWI appoints first-ever Coach Education Manager
A Level Two coaching course, which began on Thursday in Kingston, Jamaica, signals the start of the tenure of Chris Brabazon as Coach Education Manager, a new role created as part of Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) strategy to strengthen and invest in the development of coaching talent within the region. Chris has immediately travelled to Jamaica to observe the delivery of the Level Two course.
Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, welcomed Brabazon to CWI and highlighted the selection of Brabazon to the position.
Adams said, “I am delighted to welcome Chris to the Caribbean where he will be taking up the role of CWI’s first full-time Coach Education Manager. His appointment is a critical feature of our strategic plan to produce world-class players and winning teams through the development of West Indian coaches.”
Adams added, “Chris brings a wealth of experience having held a similar role of Coach Development Manager in Western Australia for the past 6 years. He has worked at every level of the Cricket Australia coaching development pathway, from grassroots to international level, and is well-placed to drive CWI’s objective of developing our coach education programs. I have no doubt that Chris will play a significant role in advancing our regional game and am very excited to be working with him on improving coaching standards throughout the Caribbean.”
Speaking on his appointment, Brabazon was delighted to join the legacy of West Indies Cricket, “I am incredibly excited to join the team at CWI. In particular, I am looking forward to meeting and working with the coaches and coach developers throughout the Caribbean to ensure that all local players have access to inspirational learning environments that fosters their love of cricket.”
Brabazon holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, with over twelve (12) years’ experience specifically in cricket. He has functioned in coaching and talent development, as well as cricket management and accounting in his native Australia. (CWI)