Brown lands top job at Edgbaston
County Champions Warwickshire have unveiled Dougie Brown as their new director of cricket.
Brown, previously the assistant coach and academy director at Edgbaston, takes over from Ashley Giles, who was recently appointed as England’s ODI and T20 head coach.
A consistent all-rounder during his playing days, Brown revealed his interest in succeeding Giles last month and has now got his wish.
Warwickshire chief executive Colin Povey said: “After a thorough search and assessment process, undertaken to assess the relative merits of the internal and external candidates, I am delighted by Dougie’s appointment.
“It will provide continuity after a successful 2012, in which we won the LV= County Championship title, and ensure that the club’s established cricket policies and processes remain in place. Dougie knows the club and the current crop of players as well as anyone, so he is well placed to take the squad forward.”
Graeme Welch has been promoted from bowling coach to assistant coach, while Tony Frost - another former Bears player - becomes batting coach on a full-time basis and takes on Brown’s former responsibilities with the Second XI.
Brown added: “It is a real honour for me to be given this opportunity to lead Warwickshire Cricket with the strong coaching support of Graeme Welch and Tony Frost. As a club and as a squad we are in a good place at the moment but we are very determined to deliver sustained success on the pitch. This will only be achieved if we keep working hard, stick together and perform consistently.
“Last year’s success is now just that - as Champions every other team will be looking to take our scalp so we need to be better prepared than ever. I am looking forward to our pre-season camp in Barbados and the fixture versus MCC in Abu Dhabi then we must hit the ground running.”