Jeff Vaughan steps down as Australia's assistant coach
Jeff Vaughan resigns as Australia’s assistant coach for Tasmania role
Australia Men’s assistant coach Jeff Vaughan has stepped down from his position to coach the state side Tasmania. Only yesterday CA announced Australia’s new head coach, and today they will have to think of someone who can fill in the vacant spot.
"I feel very fortunate with how everything has worked out," Vaughan said in a statement. "I have been connected to the program throughout and am confident that I have continued to develop my coaching and leadership skills to assist the development of the Tigers' program holistically and for the players as individuals.
He further added "I'm incredibly grateful to Cricket Australia for the opportunity, and to Cricket Tasmania for being so open-minded about my return, so I really can't wait to just get stuck in and am looking forward to maintaining the direction of the program for an extended period of time."
Vaughan was handed the assistant coach role in July 2021 alongside Michael Di Venuto and was a crucial part of the team's recent T20 World Cup win as well as with their Test series wins over England at home and over Pakistan away. Tasmania are looking to utilise his invaluable experience and solid vision to bolster their core setup.
"We're thrilled to have Jeff returning to the helm of our male Tigers program," Cricket Tasmania CEO Dominic Baker expressed his joy in a statement. "We clearly want the best available candidate for the role who also understands and fits with the culture of our organisation, and there's no doubt that Jeff ticks both those boxes.
"We've all watched the progress of the Australian men's program over the summer, and there's nothing more to be said about it other than it was a sparkling success, and Jeff was a part of that."Ali has done a fantastic job under really difficult and often uncertain circumstances this year, but the fact that the transition from Jeff to Ali was so smooth was due to the fact that Jeff has such a solid vision in place that everyone was on board with.
"We did have a candidate nearly ready to go back in December that unfortunately fell through, however the timing of everything has been quite serendipitous, as with Jeff obviously knowing the program and the players so well, the transition now should be seamless."
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