Buchanan lands coaching role
Former Australia coach John Buchanan has taken on an ambassador’s role with the country’s coaches’ association.
The 54-year-old stepped down as national team coach after the World Cup in April boasting a glittering CV.
He oversaw Australia’s 16 successive Test victories, as well as three Ashes series wins over England, including the 5-0 Ashes whitewash last winter.
In his new role as ambassador for Cricket Coaches Australia, he will conduct coaching seminars, write articles for the monthly magazine and help develop the direction of coach education.
“After retiring as Australian coach I have been looking to stay involved in cricket in some form, so I am excited to be taking on the ambassadorship with Cricket Coaches Australia,” said Buchanan.
“The importance of coaching to the health of Australian cricket is something I am passionate about and I hope to use my experience to shape the next generation of coaches around Australia.
“I have a passion for coaching and a strong desire to educate coaches in providing a safe, fun and inclusive environment for their players.”
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said: “John Buchanan is arguably the most successful coach in Australian sports history, so it is a tremendous asset for Cricket Australia to retain his knowledge and passion for coaching.
“John will have an active role in working with volunteer coaches at the local level and also promoting the importance of coach education programs and CCA membership.”