Grant Morgan Announced as Men’s National Team Assistant Coach
Cricket Scotland has announced the appointment of Grant Morgan as Men’s National Team Assistant Coach. The role will see Grant assist Shane Burger with the men’s national team and fulfil the role of head coach for the men’s A team along with national lead coach for one skill set.
Grant joins Cricket Scotland from the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, a successful South African franchise based in KwaZulu-Natal. In the past two seasons Grant coached the team to a trophy in the 50 over format, successive T20 finals, and another semi-final 50 over birth.
Grant boasts a 26-year coaching career and previously coached South Africa National U19, Royal Challengers Bangalore and KwaZulu-Natal Inland.
Commenting on the appointment, Grant said: “It is a huge honour for me to be able to represent a country with great history, pride and beauty such as Scotland in the sport of cricket as we look to achieve our dreams of growing people and the sport we love.
“I know the head coach [Shane Burger] well and he is a massively passionate and astute cricketing man and to serve Scotland with him is the highlight of my 26 years of coaching at all levels.
“I will give my all to this privilege and want to help everyone and every aspect that I possibly can each day to leave lasting memories we can all be proud of and smile about.
“Cricket must make life better. Let's allow it to do just that. In the words of 80's band Depeche Mode - Everything Counts in Large Amounts!”
High Performance Manager, Simon Smith, said: “Grant emerged from a strong field of candidates after a thorough and robust process. His experience and values shone through and he demonstrated that he is clearly well aligned with our Winning Our Way philosophy.
“Grant possesses the wide range of skills required to fulfil the three main elements of the role – assistant to Shane Burger with the men’s national team, head coach of the men’s A team, and national lead coach for one of the skill sets – and we look forward to welcoming this passionate, energetic personality into the Cricket Scotland family as we tackle the next stage of our journey to Full Membership.”
Men’s National Team Head Coach, Shane Burger, said: “Grant’s experience is second to none. His work on an international basis, domestic cricket in South Africa, Mzanzi Super League and IPL’s are just a few to mention.
“His work ethic and energy in an ever-improving environment will be key along with his passion to improve players at any level. I think it sends a great message to world cricket by having someone like Grant Morgan joining Cricket Scotland and on this exciting journey.
“We hope Grant will join us in advance of the ICC T20 World Cup Global Qualifier to be held in UAE in October and November.”