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May 1, 2013
Damien Wright will return to Tasmania next summer as coach of the Hobart Hurricanes and an assistant to the Tigers' new head coach Daniel Marsh. Since he retired from playing, the former fast bowler Wright has spent time as New Zealand's bowling coach as well as working with Victoria and the Melbourne Stars.
He will be Tasmania's senior assistant coach and the move reunites two key men from the side that broke Tasmania's Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup drought in 2006-07: Marsh was the captain and Wright took eight wickets and scored 67 and 47 in the final victory over New South Wales. He was later part of Sheffield Shield-winning sides with Victoria in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
"I'm excited to be coming back to Hobart as assistant to Dan," Wright said. "I've seen first-hand the strength of the Tigers programme and can't wait to get involved again and from what I have witnessed the Hobart Hurricanes have just grown from strength to strength on and off-field."
Cricket Tasmania's high performance manager Richard Allanby will also be an assistant coach to Marsh, while Lachlan Stevens, who stepped down as Western Australia's head coach during the summer, has signed on as high performance manager of Cricket Tasmania's youth pathway programme.
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