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Mike Hesson      

Full name Michael James Hesson

Born October 30, 1974, Dunedin, Otago

Current age 41 years 98 days

Major teams Otago

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Michael James Hesson
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Mike Hesson was involved with Otago cricket for 15 years before taking over as Kenya coach after the team's poor performance in the 2011 World Cup. He took up coaching at an unusually early age of 22, beginning with a seven-year apprenticeship as Otago cricket's director of coaching. He became Otago's assistant coach in 2003 before being promoted to their top job next season. In his six years in charge of Otago, he converted the previously struggling team into one which regularly challenged for titles, and ended their 20 year wait for a trophy by winning the one-day tournament in 2007-08. Hesson took over as Kenya's coach for a two-year term but resigned in May 2012, less than a year after taking up the job, citing security issues that affected his family.

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Jan 10, 2016

Colin Munro is greeted by New Zealand coach Mike Hesson after he smashed a 14-ball 50, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Auckland, January 10, 2016

Colin Munro is greeted by New Zealand coach Mike Hesson after he smashed a 14-ball 50

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Oct 30, 2015

Brendon McCullum and New Zealand coach Mike Hesson talk to match officials, Cricket Australia XI v New Zealand, Sydney, 2nd day, October 30, 2015

Brendon McCullum and New Zealand coach Mike Hesson talk to match officials

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Oct 8, 2015

Mike Hesson at New Zealand's pink-ball training camp, Hamilton, October 8, 2015

Mike Hesson at New Zealand's pink-ball training camp

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